Security requires people to be able to speak out and act freely and fearlessly.

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Human Security Collective

Human Security Collective (HSC) is a foundation based in The Hague working on issues of development, security and the involvement of citizens in their communities and societies. We believe that the idea of Human Security with its focus on people, relationships and human rights provides an organizing frame for action.

Based on the elements of trust-creation, local ownership, empowerment and collective action, we facilitate conversation between civil society, policy shapers and other actors to promote alternative approaches to current security practice.

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HSC Challenge

the Human Security Challenge

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Article: Civic Space and the Challenges it Faces

In this article, Poonam Joshi lays out the strategies used in the 'security playbook' to restrict civil society and highlights the beginning of the movement which is pushing back.

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Participatory Action Research in Tunisia

In Tunisia, the participatory action research takes place in two communities; Saida neighbourhood and Oueslatia. Learn more about these two communities and the actors involved in the research.

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Article: Security through the Eyes of the Algorithm: A Short Reflection on Risk and Suspicion in the Fight against Terrorism Financing

Read Tasniem Anwar's reflection piece on algorithmic decision-making in security practices and its impact on human security.

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Article: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Qatar World Cup

Our colleague Mark Hann has written a very interesting piece on the Qatar World Cup and the discussions around it. Read his reflections here. 

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