As I wrote in a previous article at the FBA blog, the impact and cost of insecurity resulting from violent extremism is enormous and is a risk to Kenya’s development agenda. The radicalisation and violent extremist phenomena are disproportionately impacting youth and women from marginalised areas. There is growing global recognition that women play multiple roles both within violent extremist organisations and in preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE). In a recent study of 15 countries, ... Läs hela inlägget »
What is the OSCE? That is one of the most frequent questions I am asked when I tell people that I am on secondment from the FBA to the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna, Austria, where I work as Gender Adviser.
OSCE, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, was established in 1973. Today the OSCE has 57 member states, in Europe but also in North America and North and Central Asia. The organization addresses a wide ... Läs hela inlägget »
BOOM! Despite being prepared, and standing behind a reinforced concrete wall, we are all taken by surprise as the shockwave hits the wall followed by earth and debris raining down on the roof above. Somewhat shaken we remove our earplugs and await the signal “All clear” from the instructor before allowing the course participants to walk around to see the effects of 100 grams of explosives. Just a regular day on the job….
The course “Protection against ... Läs hela inlägget »