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Welcome to the June issue of our e-newsletter, bringing you Saferworld’s latest news, comment, analysis and resources.
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There is increasing recognition from policymakers and programmers of the need to put people at the centre of the concept of security to improve effectiveness and outcomes. A community security approach does just this, and this month we have published our new Community Security handbook.
The handbook is aimed at both the policy community and practitioners – particularly programme managers – and intends to help them work through the steps involved in planning, implementing, evaluating and improving community security interventions.
Saferworld has been using community security approaches to build human security and contribute to wider peace and development goals in diverse contexts affected by peace and security for more than ten years.
Read the handbook here.
Local voices from eastern Abkhazia
Our latest report looks at local perceptions of safety and security for the residents of the eastern districts of Abkhazia. Based on a fourth annual survey carried out from January to February 2014, the report: Security for local communities: can the achievements of the past few years be preserved? reflects concerns that came out through survey results and focus group discussions with members of local communities.
Read the report here.
Award for Saferworld's Kenya elections project
UK Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening announces award winners
On 12 May, Saferworld's 2013 project to prevent election violence in Kenya was awarded a British Overseas Network for Development (BOND) award for innovation and collaboration. These were the UK's first international development awards, and entrants submitted short videos to illustrate and explain positive collaborations, which were the theme of the awards.
Saferworld's film highlights the innovative ways our project in Kenya helped ensure peaceful elections by bringing communities, peace, security and election management actors together to work for peace.
Watch the film 'What we need is peace'.