Take young people as an example. Last year I researched youth radicalisation, carrying out a comparative study between Al-Shabaab’s recruitment in Kenya and Daesh’s recruitment in Tunisia.
My most importanisation narrative is used by extret finding was that the victimhood narrative of marginalised youth is contributing to youth radicalisation. The victimmist groups to recruit and sustain support.
Many young people have internalised the idea that they are marginalised and are perceived to be heroic when they join these violent groups.
We need to start asking ourselves, are we contributing to narratives of empowerment or disempowerment? Do we offer counter-narratives, or create new narratives about youth leadership, participation and agency? More