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Cordaid NL
Security and Justice

Supporting people-centered security and justice

Operational Manager Programme Unit

Frederique van Drumpt

Fréderique van Drumpt

Towards more accountable, responsive and inclusive security and justice

Sustainable development cannot be achieved without peace, stability and effective governance. Conflict and violence have a destructive impact on a country’s development, with citizens bearing the burden of insecurity and injustice.
Our Security and Justice program works in solidarity with communities and civil society to raise local voices in demanding better security, justice and governance outcomes from local governments. Key elements are improving accessibility, responsiveness, and accountability of security and justice providers and ensuring women and youth can participate meaningfully in peace and governance processes.
Our work contributes directly to Sustainable Development Goals 5 and 16.

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. 

  • 108 security and justice institutions strengthened in 2019
  • 65 institutions supported to translate policies in better S&J services in 2019
  • 5 national peace-building processes had CSO involvement pushing for increased inclusiveness of women and youth with Cordaid support

Security and Justice Services

Thematic expertise

We provide expertise and related capacity strengthening and coaching in, amongst others, the following areas:

  • tailor-made results-based financing (RBF) solutions for security and justice;
  • legal awareness raising, legal aid, and conflict resolution;
  • dialogue facilitation between communities, authorities and key stakeholders;
  • participatory data collection to identify the needs and priorities of local women, men, boys, and girls;
  • capacity strengthening of civil society to effectively advocate and engage in policy dialogue;
  • policy and programming relevant research;
  • technical assistance on advocacy, security and justice provision and inclusive peacebuilding. 

We also offer program and grant management and related mentoring and capacity development for local partners and stakeholders. 

Frederique van Drumpt

Fréderique van Drumpt

Operational Manager Programme Unit

Security and Justice team

Anne Kwakkenbos

Expert Gender, Peace, and Security
Peter van Sluijs

Peter van Sluijs

Senior Strategist and Coordinator CSPPS
+31641887737
petervansluijs

Koen Faber

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
+31642039339

Nikki de Zwaan

Expert Security and Justice Results-Based Financing
+31636440957
Sabina Atzei

Sabina Atzei

Expert Youth, Peace, and Security
Sabina_Atzei
Michael Warren

Michael James Warren

Security & Justice Expert
+31 (0)6 229 46 674