WHAT IS PAVE?
People against Violent Extremism Inc (‘PaVE’) is an independent, non-government organisation committed to addressing violent extremism in Australia and the region. We focus on all forms of violent extremism, regardless of religious, ideological, political and/or social affiliation.
HOW DID PAVE START?
The idea behind it is one that Founding Chairperson, Dr Anne Aly, has had since the early days of the "War On Terror". It was during that time that civil society emerged as a vital player in conflict resolution and building resilience towards those elements that cause social disharmony and violence at large. Being an academic in the field also highlighted the need for her to implement her research in the form of grassroots programs that aim to counter violent extremism. Naturally once Dr Aly realised that Australia didn't have a specific organisation of this nature, she started to lay the groundwork for this very organisation. After years of hard work, PaVE was finally incorporated as an association in 2013.
WHAT DOES PAVE AIM TO DO?
Through our work, we aim to:
- combat violent extremism through programs and projects,
- assist the development of policy by providing research and knowledge on the causes of violent extremism, and
- increase public awareness about the many facets of violent extremism so that people can stop violent extremism from taking hold within their communities.