The conflict in Yemen has caused many people to lose their sense of safety and security as the general situation has created serious challenges for the provision of basic security services. The Strengthening Community Safety in Yemen project – implemented by the Berghof Foundation in partnership with the Political Development Forum and funded by the European Union – contributes to supporting institutions and authorities to meet the security needs of citizens and enhance relationships and mutual trust in order to improve citizens’ sense of security and safety.
The project creates communication channels between law enforcement agencies and citizens at the local level with the aim of identifying and assessing local needs, jointly working to improve the safety of communities and contributing to the improvement of services provided in cooperation with them.
We are working on initiating and supporting a Yemeni-led inclusive discussion on community safety principles, frameworks and concepts. The project provides space to discuss and assess local needs and learn how to respond to these in the most appropriate manner.
We aim to strengthen the capacities of key local security and justice providers (particularly the police, judiciary and prosecution services) and selected community representatives to know about, assess and plan for different options of inclusive community safety approaches.
As part of our work, we are coordinating strategically to ensure that the Yemeni authorities, the European Union and the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen (OSESGY), as well as other potential partners, are informed about and encouraged to follow up and strengthen further inclusive local security approaches.
The Berghof Foundation is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organisation that supports efforts to prevent political and social violence, and to achieve sustainable peace through conflict transformation.Learn more
The Political Development Forum (PDF-Yemen) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental institution for intellectual and cultural activities, which was established for the principle Towards Safe and Sustainable Political Development.Learn more
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