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How can we prevent the radicalization that leads to terrorism? While there is no clear-cut pathway to extremism, security-driven responses that do not respect human rights backfire, dramatically, by further fueling grievances that facilitate recruitment by terrorist groups. Preventing and resolving conflict and promoting the rule of law and social and economic progress are, therefore, the first line of defense against terrorism and violent extremism. A holistic approach to the conditions contributing to the emergence of violent extremism is much needed to ensure that responses to terrorism are effective. You can read Regional Representative Birgit Van Hout's full statement at the regional conference of anti-terrorism officials here: https://bit.ly/2NAxwNh

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Congratulations to right to education defender and former UN Human Rights staff, Chris Mburu, for receiving the 2019 Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award! http://ow.ly/a8Hv50x4LJF

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Congratulations to right to education defender and former UN Human Rights staff, Chris Mburu, for receiving the 2019 Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award! The Award is given every year by UNA USA San Diego Chapter.

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📣In recent years, activists, journalists, youth leaders and staff of national human rights institutions & equality bodies have increasingly become targets of harassment, stigmatization and cyber-bullying in parts of Europe. Our conference ‘Protecting Civic Space in the EU’ brought together civil society representatives from 15 EU countries and UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights defenders, Michel Forst, to exchange techniques for building individual and organizational resilience against attacks. Participants learned from each other about effective strategies to broaden support for human rights and reach new constituencies. #CivicSpaceEU
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