What we do
Cordaid’s Security & Justice program covers three main areas:
Strengthening capacities to effectively advocate for better security, justice and governance outcomes
We strengthen the capacities of people, communities and civil society to effectively advocate and act to achieve better security, justice and governance outcomes. We do so by joint research and analysis of the needs and priorities of justice seekers and capacity strengthening for better advocacy and influencing strategies. We connect local advocacy initiatives with regional and international lobby and advocacy, ensuring that the voice of communities is heard and amplified by international stakeholders.
Increasing responsiveness and accountability of security, justice and governance providers
We reinforce the responsiveness and accountability of security & justice providers in volatile and fragile settings. We do this by introducing Results-Based Financing (RBF) for security, justice, and governance. This has proven successful in promoting effective, accountable and inclusive institutions, leading to better security and justice outcomes for local communities. We work with the formal security & justice sector, as well as with civil society and communities. Local NGOs are also supported to provide legal aid and mediate conflicts.
Enhancing capabilities to peacefully resolve conflict and promote social cohesion
We enhance inclusive peacebuilding and security processes and governance which are responsive to the needs of citizens and their communities. Our interventions promote the role and leadership of women and youth in conflict prevention, peacebuilding, and in enhancing local security. All our actions are anchored in the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 2250. Cordaid also supports civil society in fragile contexts and at international levels, to ensure they can effectively participate in peace and security processes. Civil society’s engagement in peacebuilding and state-building is a critical contribution to both conflict and crisis prevention.