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  • Telebriefing: The Ongoing Crisis in Somalia | Charity & Security Network
    Over two million Somalis are still in need of emergency rations many of them young children On Feb 22 the Charity Security Network hosted a telebriefing on how the crisis in Somalia became so devastating what still needs to be done to alleviate suffering and how to prevent similar crises in the future Speakers included Allan Jury Director of the U S Relations Office for the World Food Programme V incent Cochetel Regional Representative for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Click here to download the audio file from the presentation Duration 38 minutes Click here to download the transcript of the event Click here to download the PowerPoint Presentation Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF Financial Access Peacebuilding Countering Violent Extremism Click Here For More Issues Solutions Principles to Guide Solutions Models to Draw On Proposed Solutions News The latest headlines Resources Litigation Analysis Background Legislation Studies Reports Experts Blog About Us Staff Contact Search form Search Stay Up To Date Subscribe Publications The Latest News C SN Joins More Than 50 Orgs in Raising Concerns About UN s Work on Preventing Violent Extremism February 8 2016 New Budget Language Intended to Rein In Partner

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/CSNEvents/Telebriefing_on_Somalia_2012 (2016-02-16)
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  • High Tea: Delegation of Iraqi NGO Leaders Discuss Challenges to Peacebuilding | Charity & Security Network
    Iraq for women s equality enhancing women s role in decision making positions and in the constitutional process She was a founder of the Civil Initiative to Preserve the Constitution which won an Iraqi Supreme Court lawsuit that forced the Iraqi Parliament to convene in late 2010 Hanaa holds a law degree from Baghdad University Mr Hashim al Assaf head of the Iraq office of the NGOs Coordination Committee for Iraq NCCI the main umbrella organization for Iraqi NGOs working in the country As Iraq Coordinator of NCCI Hashim works to enhance cooperation among NGOs and to strengthen civil society participation in public policy making in Iraq He and his staff at NCCI work to facilitate NGO relations with the Government of Iraq and are advocates for humanitarian work and the protection of human rights Hashim has designed and implemented training sessions for Iraqi NGO staff on human rights non profit management monitoring and evaluation conflict resolution and other topics Mr Abdulsatar Younis the coordinator of the Iraqi Kurdistan NGOs Network IKNN the voluntary association established as an umbrella network to support Kurdish and Arab NGOs registered with the Kurdish Regional Government KRG IKNN has helped shape the new KRG law regulating NGOs in the region Abdulsatar is also the Erbil coordinator of the Iraq wide La Onf Non Violence network He was the principle organizer of the October 2011 First Iraqi International Marathon in Erbil for Peace and Nonviolence sponsored by La Onf which attracted hundreds of runners and received extensive coverage in the local media During his five year tenure at the head of IKNN Abdulsatar has also played a key role in election monitoring in Erbil Ms Noof Assi a Baghdad activist who last year monitored and reported on the Arab Uprisings demonstrations in Baghdad She has

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/CSNEvents/High_Tea_Iraqi_NGO_Leaders (2016-02-16)
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  • Telebriefing: PVS Update and What you Can Do | Charity & Security Network
    Bob Lloyd an expert on the Partner Vetting System PVS and a consultant with Inside NGO and Kay Guinane the Director of the Charity Security Network Lloyd gave an in depth analysis of the evolution of PVS and discussed concerns that NGOs have about the burden the program will place on their humanitarian operations The briefing also gave instructions on how to file comments with the Office of Management and Budget to explain why PVS is not the right approach Transcript Available Here Powerpoint Presentation Available Here This will download to your computer For more information on PVS Background Why it Endangers Aid Workers News and other Resources Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF Financial Access Peacebuilding Countering Violent Extremism Click Here For More Issues Solutions Principles to Guide Solutions Models to Draw On Proposed Solutions News The latest headlines Resources Litigation Analysis Background Legislation Studies Reports Experts Blog About Us Staff Contact Search form Search Stay Up To Date Subscribe Publications The Latest News C SN Joins More Than 50 Orgs in Raising Concerns About UN s Work on Preventing Violent Extremism February 8 2016 New Budget Language Intended to Rein In Partner Vetting System

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/CSNEvents/PVS_Telebriefing_Feb_8 (2016-02-16)
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  • Brown Bag Lunch with Dr. David Small on the Impact of Exporting One-Size-Fits-All Counterterrorism Policies | Charity & Security Network
    regime around the world and identify alternative models that respect civil liberties and are better suited to meet the security needs of low risk countries like his native New Zealand Dr Small has been a long time activist for social justice issues from leading an anti apartheid protest in 1981 to opposing the model of globalization that has sparked the current Occupy Wall Street actions He is also a Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Canterbury and Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand When Wednesday Nov 16 2011 from 12 1pm Where 110 Maryland Ave N E Suite 108 Washington D C 20002 United Methodist Building Metro Take red line to Union Station or blue orange line to Capitol South The entrance to the building is to the left of the U S Supreme Court Drinks and dessert will be served Please RSVP to Nathaniel Turner at nturner charityandsecurity org Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF Financial Access Peacebuilding Countering Violent Extremism Click Here For More Issues Solutions Principles to Guide Solutions Models to Draw On Proposed Solutions News The latest headlines Resources Litigation Analysis Background Legislation Studies Reports Experts

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/CSNEvents/David_Small_Brown_Bag (2016-02-16)
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  • Listen: Telebriefing on Meeting the Humanitarian Imperative in Somalia | Charity & Security Network
    new policy Treasury licenses and Sen Leahy s calling for reforming the material support laws that hinder humanitarian assistance LISTEN Telebriefing discussing the new aid delivery policy in Somalia mp3 audio file Powerpoint from the Aug 10 telebriefing READ Entire transcript from telebriefing PDF file includes Q A As of September 2011 almost 4 million people in Somalia face an acute food and livelihood crisis as a result of persistent drought and conflict In August the Obama Administration eased restrictions to enable humanitarian groups to distribute aid Read about these changes here Read How to Help Somalia from The Hill by Gabor Rona of Human Rights First and Kay Guinane of The Charity and Security Network U S Senators Call For Reforming Laws that Impede Humanitarian Assistance in Somalia Click here to see the latest on Somalia aid delivery on our Humanitarian Access page Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF Financial Access Peacebuilding Countering Violent Extremism Click Here For More Issues Solutions Principles to Guide Solutions Models to Draw On Proposed Solutions News The latest headlines Resources Litigation Analysis Background Legislation Studies Reports Experts Blog About Us Staff Contact Search form Search Stay Up To Date

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/node/627 (2016-02-16)
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  • Brown Bag Lunch featuring the Council on Foundation's new Managing Director of Global Philanthropy, John Harvey | Charity & Security Network
    the COF s international programs including the Global Philanthropy Leadership Initiative John also serves as staff liaison to COF s Global Philanthropy Committee John Harvey brings more than 20 years experience in global grantmaking to his position of Managing Director for Global Philanthropy at the Council on Foundations a leading nonprofit membership association of more than 1 750 grantmaking foundations and corporations working to advance philanthropy Prior to joining the Council John served for 10 years as founding Executive Director of Grantmakers Without Borders a funder affinity group whose members fund social change programs globally John is co founder of New England International Donors whose aim is to increase the quantity and quality of global giving originating from New England John s global perspective has been nurtured by extensive travel throughout Europe Asia Latin America and Africa most recently spending five months in southern Africa where he sought to better understand the philanthropic sector Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF Financial Access Peacebuilding Countering Violent Extremism Click Here For More Issues Solutions Principles to Guide Solutions Models to Draw On Proposed Solutions News The latest headlines Resources Litigation Analysis Background Legislation Studies Reports Experts Blog About

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/CSNEvents/John_Harvey_brownbag_July26 (2016-02-16)
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  • Experts Call for Reforms to Allow Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Aid On Anniversary of Humanitarian Law Project Decision | Charity & Security Network
    other peacebuilding activities legal There is a range of ways the U S government can respond Without a correction opportunities to end violence certainly will be lost Multi track diplomacy and peacebuilding do not pose a threat to our national security in fact they strengthen it Amb Soderberg said Kay Guinane the Director of the Charity and Security Network released a statement signed by over 30 humanitarian peacebuilding and advocacy groups supporting reforms of security measures that restrict charitable and peacebuilding activities We would like U S law to be updated to respect charitable access in order to provide basic humanitarian aid to civilians and to protect free speech association and peacebuilding Guinane said Moderated by Naz Modirzadeh the Associate Director of the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research at Harvard University the forum featured Nathan Stock Assistant Director of the Conflict Resolution Program at the Carter Center said The restrictions constrain our ability to make effective foreign policy especially in the Middle East They make the job of our diplomats more difficult Joel R Charny Vice President of Humanitarian Policy and Practice at InterAction said It is impossible to reconcile international humanitarian law with the Holder decision and with specific counter terror measures like the Partner Vetting System and Emily Berman Counsel for the Liberty National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice said There is a real risk that this decision will chill not just academic work and pure speech but political dissent within the United States The entire event with all speakers and a Q A session can be downloaded here One year ago the Supreme Court decision in Holder v Humanitarian Law Project upheld the law defining prohibited material support of terrorism to include conflict prevention and upheld the law defining prohibited material support

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/CSNEvent/HLP_Anniversary_2011 (2016-02-16)
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  • Audio File: Prof. David Cole Explains Why HLP Ruling Hurts Conflict Resolution Work | Charity & Security Network
    Project HLP and argued the case before the Supreme Court spoke about the case and its potential adverse impact on conflict resolution work mp3 file around the world The Association for Conflict Resolution sponsored the teleconference call The Supreme Court s decision in Holder v Humanitarian Law Project preserved key provisions of the Patriot Act and states that the government has the authority to criminalize material support to terrorist organizations including any service training expert advice or assistance or personnel Under the law individuals face up to 15 years in prison for providing material support to foreign terrorist organizations even if their work is intended to promote peaceful lawful objectives More about the HLP case is available here Issues Humanitarian Access Material Support Financial Action Task Force FATF Financial Access Peacebuilding Countering Violent Extremism Click Here For More Issues Solutions Principles to Guide Solutions Models to Draw On Proposed Solutions News The latest headlines Resources Litigation Analysis Background Legislation Studies Reports Experts Blog About Us Staff Contact Search form Search Stay Up To Date Subscribe Publications The Latest News C SN Joins More Than 50 Orgs in Raising Concerns About UN s Work on Preventing Violent Extremism February 8 2016

    Original URL path: http://www.charityandsecurity.org/CSNevents/Audio_File_David_Cole_Explains_HLP_Ruling_Hurts_Conflict_Resolution_Work (2016-02-16)
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