In Focus

Planning Resiliency: Shaping the Future
New issue of the Magazine Freedom from Fear

The development of modern technologies along with the acceleration of globalization and increasing inequalities are generating new paradigms and unpredictable risks. This has huge impact on populations all over the world. Today, millions of people are coping with crises stemming from climate change, violent extremism, organized crime, and a general lack of vision on how to develop sustainable responses. Threats, uncertainties and socioeconomic disparities, and the need for new effective and innovative approaches are symbiotic in every corner of the world.

Over the recent years, the word “resilience” is occupying the vocabulary of the global community. Why? It appears that we have entered a phase where we must cope with problems and adversities that we failed to anticipate and address from the very beginning. The word resiliency per se represents an admission of the need to survive and adapt to a variety of exponential changes that find us unprepared.

This issue of F3 includes articles describing different areas where resilience should be built to address individual and collective challenges. They offer a variety of perspectives, illustrating the necessity of enhancing resilience in institutions, sectors and societies to achieve human rights for all, prevent and counter crime and violent extremism, and mitigate emerging risks and respond to threats. Many articles of this issue are closely connected to the Sustainable Development Goal 16 of the United Nations 2030 Agenda. Goal 16 aims to promote peaceful and inclusive societies, provide access to justice and strengthen institutions and accountability. In addition, Goals 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14 and 17 are also referred in these articles, embodying the connections between resilience and development, education, gender equality, cyber security, youth and women empowerment, community policies, law enforcement, environmental crimes, the risks and opportunities of advances in technology, and the power of sports and partnerships.

Throughout those articles, the crucial role of collaborative communities and a human-centric approach in supporting vulnerable groups and shaping a better future are underlined as well as the importance of regional and international cooperation.

Table of content

BUILD RESILIENCE: getting ready to bounce back
by Bettina Tucci Bartsiotas - Director A.I. of UNICRI

Women and prevention of violent extremism: does it work – and if so, how?
by Edit Schlaffer

Community resilience: insights from UNICRI experience in the Sahel-Maghreb
by Danielle Hull, Tamara Neškovi?, Manuela Brunero

No one is left behind in the fight of the EU against violent extremism
by Deborah Phares

Youth engagement and resilience against violent extremism in the Sahel

How to train professionals for managing the contradictions of a multiethnic society?
by Loretta Fabbri and Claudio Melacarne

Who is susceptible to the call of political violence? A study of differential susceptibility and situational resistance to exposure to online violent extremism
by Lieven J.R. Pauwels and Wim Hardyns

The phenomenon of returning foreign terrorist fighters and its challenges
by Barbara Stadlbauer

Lived-experience-and-strengths-based strategies for persons with mental illness who offended and their family members
by Ciska Wittouck, Freya Vander Laenen, Stijn Vandevelde, Sara Rowaert, Natalie Aga, Sofie Van Roeyen, Kurt Audenaert, Wouter Vanderplasschen, Tom Vander Beken

A more humane approach to addressing the harm of criminal behaviour
by Tim Chapman and Annemieke Wolthuis

When Sport Breaks Down Walls
by Massimiliano Montanari

Sapere Aude: a social mentorship project which uses education to promote social justice for children and young people living in the public care system
by Milena Westermann

SDG 14: stepping up international efforts to tackle ocean plastic pollution
by Jivan Dasgupta

Obligation to Investigate , Minimum Investigative Standards under Article 2 of the ECHR, and Their Applicability to Post-conflict Situations
by Andrey Antonov

Collective Human Action against Deepfakes
by Pierluigi Casale, Vladimir Osin, Grazina Raguckaja and Giulia Violatto

9 Online Privacy Myths Keeping You from Maximum Online Privacy
by Harold Kilpatrick

The Companion to International Humanitarian Law. A practical approach to the dissemination of International Humanitarian Law
by Drazan Djuki? and Niccolò Pons

Why collaborative communities are the future of youth empowerment and education
by Rudradeb Mitra

International law on the recruitment
of children
by Mira Luoma

The legacy of Giovanni Falcone: never lower your head, be brave and always fulfil your commitments until the end
Interview with Maria Falcone

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