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BLOG: "Stories from the Middle Eastern Youth" - by Gabriella Vogelaar
Reflecting on Day 1 of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Youth consultation in Tunis, Tunisia, 13 – 15 March 2013. "Today I was at the first day of the MENA Youth Consultation / Regional Workshop in Tunis, Tunisia: a three-day workshop with youth from the Middle East region, with training on leadership skills and fostering positive social change. The countries represented are Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Lebanon, Yemen and Palestine. Participants are from a diverse mix of backgrounds, which makes it a very vibrant and lively atmosphere. There are 5 or 6 participants from different areas from each country, most of whom have never met their fellow nationals before..." >>Read the full blog here
BLOG: "Balancing Freedom and Security" - by Lia van Broekhoven
Reflecting on the UNCCT Conference on International and Regional Counter-terrorism Strategies, January 2013, Bogota. >>Read the full blog here
Our February Newsletter is out, with updates and news from the Network. Read it here.
Youth as Leaders and Changemakers - by Gabriella Vogelaar, 22 March 2013. My second blog reflecting on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Youth consultation in Tunis, Tunisia, 13 – 15 March 2013. "Youth is often talked about as the troublemakers. The ones that are most likely to turn to violence to vent their frustrations. However, I think that youth should also be recognized for their role as leaders of positive social change, especially in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. While at the Youth workshop in Tunisia last week, I was interested in hearing their stories... >>Read more
13 - 15 March: Youth Consultation and Training
There was a youth consultation with young leaders from the Middle East and North Africa region focused on their role in driving positive change in their communities. It was be a place to share positive, successful evidence of contributions that young people are currently making, and gain insight into what they are doing for their communities. It is organised by Search for Common Ground, UNOY and Cordaid / Human Security Collective. >>Read More
The Nexus between Security and Development: Searching for Common Ground in Countering Terrorism
Research Paper by Ivan Briscoe and Bibi van Ginkel. March 2013, ICCT - The Hague
In recent years, only limited collaboration existed between the counter-terrorism community and the development sector. With the exception of some shared rhetoric on state-building and a common focus on an instrumental use of "development", there has been more mistrust than cooperation, and civil-military exercises have repeatedly created grave problems for humanitarian workers... >>Read more.
Women and Terrorist Radicalization
Final Report of ODIHR Roundtables, OSCE Secretariat, Vienna, December 2011 - March 2012
The Transnational Threats Department/Action against Terrorism Unit (TNTD/ATU) and Gender Section in the OSCE Secretariat, together with the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), organized two expert roundtables on women and terrorist radicalization, held in Vienna respectively on 12 December 2011 and 12-13 March 2012... >>Read more
Turkey: law on the prevention of the financing of terrorism
No 6415 - February 7 2013. Promulgation in the Official Gazette: 16.02.2013 Number: 28561... >>Read more