RABTA-II was built on the strengths and network that SFEA successfully created in 30 underserviced districts of Pakistan during RABTA-I. The second phase took CVE-related projects to the targeted communities in order to change behaviors, build strong narratives against Violent Extremism (VE), and rejects falsehoods about the U.S. The project engaged 15 partners in 15 remote districts of Pakistan, who hosted project activities in a total of 20 cities, whereas all projects revolved around strengthening peace and democracy through eﬀective community engagement.
RABTA-I provided training, exposure, and enhanced capacities of com-munity leaders from Pakistan’s 30 underserviced districts on a range of critical community level peace building subjects. RABTA built a strong and localized network to ensure access to people in otherwise inaccessible and remote areas of Pakistan and enhanced local capacities and engaged community leaders in localized projects that rejected the prevalent violence-inciting narratives besides promoting informed and positive understanding of the US and enhanced Embassy’s connectivity at the grassroots level. The project had 210 direct beneficiaries.