02 Oct

Financial Inclusion for Freedom and Security

Organized by:Women Peacemakers Program
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To prevent conflict and sustain peace and democracy, civil society must be able to freely and independently organize itself and perform its duties. However, civil society activism is facing a global pushback.

This interactive event will showcase new research on the topic of shrinking space for civil society, and more specifically on the negative impact of counter-terrorism financing regulations on civil society space. It will highlight how these measures have a disproportionate effect on vulnerable segments within civil society, such as women’s rights organizations.


  • Jayne Huckerby, Clinical Professor of Law, Director International Human Rights Clinic, Duke University School of Law

  • Isabelle Geuskens, Executive Director, Women Peacemakers Program

  • Ben Hayes, Fellow, Transnational Institute

  • Kay Guinane, Director, Charity & Security Network

  • Sangeeta Goswami, Advocacy and Communications Officer, Human Security Collective



  • 14.00 - 14.05 Opening remarks

  • 14.05 - 15.05 Interactive panel discussion, during which the researchers present their latest research findings and promising advocacy avenues

  • 15.05 - 15.25 Q&A session

  • 15.25 - 15.45 Coffee Break

  • 15.45 - 17.35 Parallel thematic group discussions

  • 17.35 - 18.00 Networking Drinks



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Sophialaan 10, 2514 JR, The Hague, Netherlands