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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Why so many Tunisians don’t care whether what happened on the 25th of July was a coup or not…

Read this insightful piece by our MENA coordinator on the current situation in Tunisia, and why ordinary Tunisians do not much care whether what transpired on the 25th of July, 2021 is labelled a coup or not.   

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Freedom of Religion and Belief Youth Leadership Trajectory: Cameroon

Over a period of four days, 32 young leaders from Boko Haram-affected areas of Cameroon's Far North region came together to develop grassroot initiatives aimed at reinforcing human security in their communities. 

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Voices of teenagers facing insecurity in the district of Bamako

In the context of the multidimensional crisis that has shaken Mali since 2012, limited access to both formal and informal education has reduced the opportunities offered to teenagers to be autonomous and flourish freely in a peaceful and secure environment. A series of meetings have been organised with teenagers of six communes of the Bamako district to collect their points of view and bring their voices to decision-makers. 

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Van Stagiaire naar ‘Professional’

Nineteen year old Eva Koster shares her experience as an intern at HSC. Over the last six months, Eva has worked on various projects on Inclusive Leadership including the HORIZON 2020 Action Research project Participation and the Time 4 Your Future project. In a blog, Eva reflects on her experience and how it has enriched her studies in Applied Psychology. 

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