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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HSChallenge v2

the Human Security Challenge

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HSC's work featured in a compendium of essays on radicalisation

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UPR Working Group reviewing UN Member States 900x505

Libya's Human Rights Record Examined by Universal Periodic Review

Ahead of Libya's UPR process, a report by a coalition of partners working in and on Libya, assesses the current human rights situation there. 

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IMG 2976

Cameroon: Kick-off Workshop with Youth Leaders in Northern Cameroon

Youth Leaders from across Cameroon’s Far North gather in the regional capital of Maroua to work on issues related to human security in their local areas.

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IMG 2673

C20 panel on the financial integrity/financial inclusion conundrum

Multi-stakeholder dialogue seeking to find (and showcase existing) policy and technological solutions to the current financial access difficulties facing NPOs. 

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