The threat of violent extremism, porous borders and vast coastlines, and interconnectivity by land, sea, and air has caused Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand to adopt strong governmental approaches to tackling violent extremism and terrorism within their jurisdictions. Grouped into to four overarching concepts of the rehabilitation and reintegration process for individuals associated with violent extremism, this report aims to explore the practical examples of how governments and civil society have cooperated to accomplish rehabilitation and reintegration goals, whether individuals are prisoners, detainees, or returnees. The case studies featured are examples of how governments and civil society have approached rehabilitation and reintegration across the five countries of focus, but are not intended as an assessment of the success or propriety of the actions taken nor as an embrace of the approach. Rather, they are meant to highlight discrete elements that may be informative as stakeholders consider ways to advance cooperation between governments and civil society.
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