Security and justice

For Seefar, designing programs around low-skilled labour migration is a great opportunity to improve life for poor people. We are working with first time migrant domestic workers in Indonesia to ensure that they are able to better protect themselves from current exploitative industry practices. This will mean that they can benefit more from their employment abroad. However, the markets for this …

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Africa’s Sahel region faces many complex challenges arising from instability, food shortages and climatic variations. Denmark has a long history of contributing to national and international efforts to reduce these challenges. In recent years, this has included a Regional Peace and Stabilisation Program for the Sahel, covering Mali, Senegal, Niger and Burkina Faso. Seefar has …

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Concern over irregular migration has for years seen EU policymakers utilize both ‘stick’ and ‘carrot’ to secure cooperation from origin countries in migration management. As the EU migration ‘crisis’ reached its apex in 2015, calls to link aid and migration intensified. Yet, the emergence of programs explicitly linking aid and humanitarian budgets to migration management objectives – …

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The Indonesian constitution provides freedom of religion for 6 officially recognized religions. East Asia has traditionally had a high level of tolerance towards diverse religious practices, but religious intolerance seems to have been growing in recent years, indicated among other things by violence and discrimination towards religious minorities. For example, the Setara Institute reported 197 violations against freedom of …

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The new Village Law with a set of new regulations has been passed by the Indonesian House of Representative. It must improve the welfare of people in approximately 75.000 villages. One of the components in this law is the development of websites at village level. Seefar is supporting this movement with funding from DFAT and has started with a …

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Africa’s Sahel region has faced many challenges in the recent years, although the various crises have been overshadowed by situations in Libya and the Middle East. Denmark’s engagement in the region has been longstanding, with recent years including a Peace and Stabilisation Program, focused on Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. Seefar has been supporting Denmark to update the …

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Improving cooperation between Lebanon‘s communities and their security services is a big challenge, but critical to strengthening the rule of law in Lebanon. Seefar feels privileged to have the opportunity to provide a contribution to the monitoring and evaluation efforts of Search for Common Ground in their work supporting the Internal Security Forces and the people of Beirut to find …

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A perennial challenge when analyzing drug trafficking is that the most common reliable data comes from ventures that have failed, i.e. when arrests have occurred or contraband has been seized. There are thousands of drug seizure reports a year, but the question is: what can seizures tell you about the underlying trade? If there is …

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Much of Southeast Asia’s ‘territory’ is in fact water, with around 80% of the region being sea or coastal waters. The countries of the region have recognized the importance of managing marine resources and migration through territorial waters and in the high seas, for economic and security reasons. Maritime security is critical to Southeast Asia’s economic development, …

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