In many tense or violent situations, the security sector can become part of the problem, preying on the very citizens they are meant to protect. We partner with police, military, and prison staff as part of the solution, training them to defend human rights.
Police and community distrust. Racial tension and violence. Fear of other religions. Urban-rural division. Journalism that inflames rather than enlightens. Political logjams. Lack of government transparency. Search has been solving these problems in countries around the world for 35 years. Now it’s time to deal with them in […]
Many communities don’t trust the police. They think they are abusing – even murdering – people rather than protecting them. And many police feel unfairly accused. They think the community is working against them, protecting criminals in their midst. This could describe many neighborhoods in the U.S. But […]
This article by our President and CEO, Shamil Idriss, and our Senior Program Manager for Africa, Mike Jobbins, was first published by The Brookings Institution. Twenty years ago, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) were engulfed by a series of wars that drew in armies […]