FITEQ for International Day for the Prevention of Violent Extremism
FITEQ truly believes in the power of sport and as United Nations established International Day for the Prevention of Violent Extremism, Teqball's governing body highlights the importance of teaching people in any age about the advantages of sports.
On this day, February 12, we look back on a special moment from last year. Our delegation with Gergely Murányi, Head of diplomatic relations visited the Zaatari refugee camp alongside Peace and Sport and IOC member Daniel Gyurta, to bring a little joy and competition to the kids through a small tournament. The power of sport can never be underestimated - it can help heal and build confidence, provide transferable skills, and bring hope in the face of adversity.
Violent extremism is a diverse phenomenon, without clear definition. It is neither new nor exclusive to any region, nationality or system of belief. Nevertheless, in recent years, terrorist groups such as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Al-Qaida and Boko Haram have shaped our image of violent extremism and the debate on how to address this threat. These groups’ message of intolerance — religious, cultural, social — has had drastic consequences for many regions of the world. Holding territory and using social media for real-time communication of their atrocious crimes, they seek to challenge our shared values of peace, justice and human dignity.
Work together to prevent such actions.