What works and what doesn’t: Behavioural change to prevent violent extremism

It can be difficult for women in more conservative cultures or communities to access services or even be heard. But UNDP is working to change that. Photo: UN/Mark Garten
The behavioural insights programme helped UNDP to better understand and strengthen responses in communities or situations skeptical to outside intervention or the involvement of women. Photo: Shutterstock
In Pakistan, behavioural insights gave women in rural areas access to a service desk, where gender-related issues and grievances could be filed. Photos: UNDP Pakistan
Ten participants in the Youth For Social Justice programme have been awarded small grants to kick-start their commercial start-up projects. Photo: UNDP Uzbekistan
In Tajikistan, UNDP focused on increasing young women and girl’s participation in employability workshops, targeting men and women in an effort to overcome cultural barriers that prevent women and girls from engaging in activities outside of the home. Photo: Shutterstock
After teacher Anora Boymurodova introduced new teaching methods, such as showing documentaries and playing interactive games, attendance almost doubled. Photo: UNDP Tajikistan

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