Efforts to build and sustain peace are necessary not only once conflict has broken out, but long beforehand through preventing conflict and addressing its root causes.

We must work better together across the peace continuum, focusing on all the dimensions of conflict. - UN Secretary-General António Guterres

BeLA believes in Preventing Violent Extremism through Peace building. BeLA believes that effective efforts to prevent violent extremism are comprehensive both in approach and in the inclusion of diverse actors and sectors of society (including women, youth, religious and community leaders, government and security agencies).

BeLA focuses on the critical role of dialogue in addressing violent extremism — at the community and national levels.