How can the fashion industry show us ways to prevent radicalisation?

How can the fashion industry show us ways to prevent radicalisation?

Posted on Oct 06, 2016

How can the fashion industry show us ways to prevent radicalisation?



Earlier this year, Instagram launched its #RunwayForAll campaign, featuring – among others – models who are plus-size, amputee, gay and albino in an effort to highlight the lack of diversity in the fashion industry.


Diversity in the fashion industry

#RunwayForAll really got people talking and this discussion served the purpose of the campaign, which was to raise awareness of the lack of diversity in the fashion industry with a view to greatly improving this area.

At the New York Fashion Show last month, there was positive hysteria created from the Anniesa Hasibuan collection featuring the first ever time that every model wore a hijab. The BBC report:

‘At a time when what Muslim women choose to wear is causing intense debate, many are calling Hasibuan’s move a historic moment in bringing the hijab into the mainstream.’

As you may well know there have been negative stories in the media about hijabs, including various local French authorities banning the ‘burkini’ from beaches this summer.



The important point here is that Anniesa Hasibuan’s collection not only gave representation to all Muslim women who felt they weren’t represented in the world of fashion, but that it sparked off a widespread conversation, awareness, and debate. These methods are fantastic ways of changing things for the better and making progress in areas that need it.

The reason we’re highlighting this is that for this very reason flick have carefully created one of the UK’s first teaching tools for schools looking to raise the issue of radicalisation with their students.

In a previous blog we’ve discussed the confusion and opposition surrounding the Prevent Duty – and, in the same blog, the fact that some disaffected young people are attracted to extremism.


Prevention of radicalisation for students

In our opinion, just like Instagram did with #RunwayForAll and just like Anniesa Hasibuan has done at the New York Fashion Show, encouraging discussion is the best way that schools can contribute a solution towards this problem area.

Therefore, flick have developed the UK’s first prevention of radicalisation for students e-learning course, which is designed to be used as a teaching tool in schools for young people from secondary school age onwards.

The flick learning prevention of radicalisation for students course has been specifically developed to encourage discussion between students – and also with their teachers – with each of the four topics intended to be used as a standalone lesson, featuring multiple discussion points, videos and professional voiceover too.


Train your students

So now you can not only train your staff on the prevention of radicalisation with flick’s Home Office approved e-learning course – but any school that buys a flick subscription will also get access to flick’s prevention of radicalisation for students course.

Subscribing with flick also offers access to all flick courses, plus downloadable guides and resources in the flick library. So why not sign up today?


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Want to take a better look before your students do?

No problem, call us today on 0203-814-0492 or email us at and we’ll set you up with a free trial.


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