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Welcome to the November issue of our e-newsletter, bringing you Saferworld’s latest news, comment, analysis, and resources.
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Youth voices in Yemen
This short film looks at issues surrounding the role of youth in Yemen following the end of the National Dialogue Conference, including how young people feel about the current situation for youth in Yemen and what they want to change in the future.
Young activists share their experiences of being part of Saferworld’s 'Amplifying Youth Voices' project and how it has helped them to enhance their activism and advocacy work within their own communities. It also highlights the role that Yemeni civil society can play in encouraging and supporting youth in future programmes, and the importance of creating new communication channels between Yemen’s youth movements and policy makers and other activists.
Improving local security through better police-community relations
In Bangladesh, Nepal, South Sudan, and Tajikistan, Saferworld has established community security programmes that focus on building trusting relationships between communities and security providers. Our EU Advocacy Officer Kloe Tricot O'Farrell highlights how this approach is enabling them to address the causes, consequences, and risks of conflict and insecurity together and find joint solutions to strengthen the conditions for sustainable peace.
Documenting change through photos in Bangladesh
“It’s an innovative project, to take photos and prepare a story which can be easily visible and understandable to others, no such other techniques can make the issues that clear.” Mir Masud, project participant.
As part of our Bangladesh community security project, last year we launched an innovative new participatory photography project. After a two-day workshop on using photography to tell stories and making the most out of a camera, 25 people from a cross-section of communities were lent cameras to document their lives, particularly their own local safety and security concerns. Participants included Community Action Committee members, housewives, teachers, youth group members, journalists, and field staff from our partner BRAC.
Twelve months on, the project has given participants the opportunity to document their lives, a diverse range of issues, and incidents affecting their local communities. Participants have also captured some of the outcomes of the community security project, documenting the work of the Community Action Committees over time.
The photography project will continue for the durration of our wider community security project, visually documenting change.