Dr Feriha Peracha
Clinical Psychologist, CEO SWAaT for Pakistan
Dr Feriha Peracha developed, administered and supervised the rehabilitation of 240+ apprehended and vulnerable adolescents at Sabaoon, a deradicalisation centre for 'child soldiers', after the insurgency in Swat Valley. The project has been recognised as one of the exceptional deradicalization and rehabilitation projects to date. The inductees have all been reintegrated and goal directed with a recidivism rate of less than 1%. After the success of the Sabaoon project in Malakand she has remained a consultant for the Rehabilitation and Reintegration of the vulnerable youth of Swat Valley. The monitoring of and supporting the graduates of Sabaoon has yielded profound results and directions for preventing recruitment in Violent extremism (PVE).