Human Rights: Front and Center

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Global Center
Event date November 22, 2021 - January 31, 2022
  • Human & Civil Rights
  • Community Development
Total raised:
Donation goal:
48% of our $75,000 goal!
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About This Campaign

Through the end of January, donations will be DOUBLED up to $5,000 thanks to a match by a generous donor!

Security or human rights? We believe you can’t have one without the other.

Too often since 9/11, states have used concerns about terrorism as an excuse to crack down on rights – from women in Saudi Arabia seeking to drive and journalists like Nobel Peace Laureate Maria Ressa reporting on extrajudicial killings in the Philippines to non-violent protesters in Nigeria and Hong Kong.

The Global Center advances a different vision of counterterrorism that puts human rights front and center. We build the evidence base to prove it works, deliver training to the people - from prison officers to high court judges - who will make it happen, form coalitions to scale these changes on the ground, and amplify the perspectives of affected populations.

Our work has never been more important – or more at risk. Help us build a vision for human security that puts communities first:

  • $250 is the cost of providing a grassroots organization access to online tools to counter violent extremist narratives
  • $1,000 is the cost of sending one youth leader to address the United Nations – giving voice to the next generation on one of the biggest stages in world politics
  • $2,500 is the cost of translating a human rights training manual into a different language
  • $10,000 is the cost of a training for a community organization that promotes alternatives to violence
  • $20,000 is the cost of bringing together municipal leaders for a peer-to-peer workshop on eradicating hate in their cities

As our communities and politics feel ever more divided, the work of the Global Center becomes more vital every day. Please join us today.


The Global Center on Cooperative Security is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to the Global Center are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The Global Center’s EIN (federal tax ID number) is 47-4057264.

To donate by mail, please make your check payable to “Global Center on Cooperative Security” and submit it to:
Global Center on Cooperative Security
Attn: Finance Department
1012 14th Street, NW
Suite 915
Washington, DC 20005

To learn more about how you can support the Global Center, please contact:
Laurie Smolenski, Development Director
[email protected]

Photo Credits:
Our partners at Local Youth Corner Cameroon (LOYOC) are working to build trust among citizens and security professionals in communities vulnerable to violent extremism in Cameroon’s Far North region.

Maldivian officers participate in a Global Center-led workshop on community policing.

Global Center Senior Legal Analyst Junko Nozawa and expert trainer mayor/lamido Lamine Seiny Boukar train government and traditional authorities on good governance within counterterrorism efforts.

More About The Cause(s)

The Global Center advances human rights–based policies and partnerships to address the root causes of violent extremism. We believe that effectively addressing insecurity requires approaches that are equitable, inclusive, nonviolent, and driven by those most affected by violence and injustice. An independent nonprofit organization, we are a diverse international team of experts and policy professionals who deliver impactful programs and conduct analysis to create a more just, secure world.


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