Terrorism and violent extremism are major threats to our security, public safety and well-being. To curb the problem, it is important that a holistic approach to Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) is designed and implemented. Successful CVE should take into consideration active participation of multiple stakeholders including policymakers, media practitioners, researchers and the general public.
Even though the stakeholders in general are aware of the threats of violent extremism, their understanding of the problem remains limited. Hence, it was proposed that a web-portal, specifically focusing on CVE to be created, for the purposes of information, education, engagement and training. The web-portal aims to function as a ‘fact-tank’ or repository to provide important and relevant information pertaining to CVE for the stakeholders at the national level specifically and also those beyond.
This portal is where people can seek the right CVE related information at the right time. This portal is non-partisan, represents diversity across the collective academic, research and practitioner discourses in the CVE sector. It is dedicated to provide information, resources, training and guidelines to help stakeholders analyze and better understand terrorism and violent extremism, as well as the efforts, activities and methods that are aimed at preventing and countering violent extremism manifestations.
In the Malaysian context, launching mycveguide.com is timely in relation to the launching of the NAP-PCVE 2022-2025 (National Action Plan – Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism) soon. With the CVE environment further established in Malaysia this year, it is our hope and endeavor that the portal will be able to play a supportive and constructive role in the following years.