Building peace in the minds of men and women

Internet and the Radicalization of Youth: Preventing, Acting and Living Together

Tue, 1 Nov - 13:15 to 14:45

Session 7 - Workshop 7.1: Youth, Internet and the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence: A Look on Field Initiatives

Souria Saad-Zoy

Programme Specialist, Youth Team, Social and Human Sciences Sector, UNESCO

Souria Saad-Zoy is a Programme Specialist in the Youth Team at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris, where she specializes in areas related to youth empowerment, peacebuilding and the prevention of violent extremism. Souria currently leads NET-MED Youth, a EU-funded project, and has led the development of three publications: “Women, Family Law and the Judicial System in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia”, “Cultural rights in the Maghreb and in Egypt” and a training manual on democracy for youth in Tunisia. Prior to joining UNESCO HQ, she worked at the UNESCO Cluster Office in Rabat, Morocco. Souria began her career with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva and Rwanda, and with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Egypt. She has also worked as a lawyer at the Department of Justice in Quebec (Canada).