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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the Human Security Challenge

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What the G20 can do to Ease Financial Restrictions facing Humanitarian Organizations

A blog written for the CivilSociety20 (C20) on what the G20 can do to address, at a systemic level, the problem of financial access facing nonprofit organizations (NPOs) worldwide - a problem compounded by the humanitarian need that has arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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Human Security and COVID-19

On how the crisis is being felt in communities where we work. And how an understanding of human (in)security – of compound effects/impacts on complex, individual yet interconnected lives – is key to building resilience.

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Financial Access Issues facing CSOs in Tunisia

On the widespread derisking of CSOs in Tunisia, the drivers behind these decisions, and how this can be solved going forward. 

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Testing the Feasibility of a Human Security Approach to Combatting Violent Extremism in Palestine, Egypt and Iraq: Conclusion of the WOTRO Research Project

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