Analysts have argued that banning social media does not prevent violence, since social media is a tool which can be used both for positive and for negative. This is evident from the violent attacks against minorities that took place, even after the social media ban was in place.
Percentage of youth across all regions that indicated their awareness level at ‘extremely aware’, ‘very aware’, and ‘moderately aware’ was only 2%, 3%, and 28% respectively (aggregate 33%). However, post project, awareness levels with those three categories significantly increased to 29%, 38% and 27% (aggregate 94%) respectively.
Majority of the participating youth (60%) had the opportunity to dialogue with counterparts from other religions or ethnicities. Others could not due to various reasons such as fellow participants in the boot camps were either from the same ethnicities and religions or the online delivery of the boot camp was considered as a limiting factor. Majority of the participating youth were unaware (61%) of the monitoring reports provided by Search. However, the percentage of youth that were aware of the monitoring reports that found it ‘very useful’ and ‘useful’ were 30% and 49% respectively (aggregate 79%).
This project implemented from February 2020 to October 2021 (actually July 2021 should have ended but NCE given till October 2021- But this assessment was conducted based on activities implemented till July. NOT for additional activities suggested for NCE).