2022 End of the Year Message

Date : 19 December 2022

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

As 2022 comes to an end, the world is confronted by complex crises ranging from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to crackdowns on protests in places like Iran and China and the rise in far-right violence in Europe and North America. During these uncertain and ever-changing times, the Global Center’s work is more important than ever before.

I am reaching out to ask if we can count on your support as we address the drivers of insecurity and violence while ensuring that human rights are front and center in counterterrorism policy and practice.

Across our work, the Global Center prioritizes those that are most affected by terrorism and counterterrorism measures. In 2022 alone, we were able to:

  • Directly engage over 21,317 policymakers, practitioners, and other stakeholders in a wide range of training activities, policy discussions, and strategic consultations.
  • Provide direct funding and support the work of 36 grassroots civil society organizations to lead localized conflict prevention initiatives in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Philippines, Pakistan, Malaysia, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Togo, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya.
  • Successfully promote human rights language in UN resolutions to address the misuse and abuse of counterterrorism measures that stimy peaceful protests, impede humanitarian aid, and shrink civic space.

We cannot do this alone. As we look towards 2023, we ask for your support to continue our critical work advancing a different vision of counterterrorism that puts human rights front and center.

A gift to the Global Center is an investment in human security and justice. Please consider donating today.

On behalf of the Global Center team, I would like to thank you for your support and wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday season and a bright 2023.

With gratitude,
Eelco Kessels
Executive Director

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