Currently, Malaysia is faced with an increasingly polarized society, rising interethnic and religious tensions, a growing inequity gap, a growing online presence for hateful extremism, and a fractured political landscape. Malaysia needs to come together now more than ever before, but this can only happen if our community is resilient and everyone shows enough empathy.
In response, IMAN Research conducted an in-house research project to investigate violent extremism tendencies in Malaysian youths. Therefore, IMAN designed a capacity building program to address this issue by focusing on resilience and empathy in order to manage these risk factors in youths.
This module will cover cognitive-emotional resilience, interpersonal community relations, and societal narrative engagement, all of which will help to develop resilient and civically engaged individuals who will have an aggregative effect on the nation.