The Resilience Fund builds on the Global Initiative’s ongoing work of incubating resilience in communities harmed or threatened by criminal governance. The Fund is a grant-making mechanism that finances, nurtures and assists local initiatives in their responses to organized crime.
The Fund identifies and empowers key civil-society actors, and builds their operational capacity with the aim of creating resilience networks in communities impacted by organized crime and violence.
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Rolling back criminal governance: The first year of the Resilience Fund
A new publication looking at the Resilience Fund's impact within its first year of existence
Desapariciones forzadas: ¿Quién es el verdadero perpetrador?
En el día internacional para conmemorar a las víctimas de desapariciones forzadas, abrimos el debate sobre el papel actual del crimen organizado en el marco legal internacional y la necesidad de garantizar la protección a un creciente número de víctimas.
Enforced disappearances: Who is the real perpetrator?
On the international day to commemorate the victims of enforced disappearances, we open the debate about the key role played by organized crime in the international legal framework around the global phenomenon of disappearances.
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Community resilience and COVID-19 no3
Grantees and Fellows of the Resilience Fund in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Serbia have adapted to the challenges posed by the pandemic
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Community resilience and COVID-19 no2
Grantees and Fellows of the Resilience Fund show how communities in Pakistan, the Philippines and Romania have adapted to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic
13 May 2020
Retos y oportunidades para la resiliencia contra el crimen organizado frente a la pandemia
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Resilience in times of a global pandemic no.1
Community responses by grantees and Fellows of the Resilience Fund
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Jornada de resiliencia para familias de periodistas asesinados y desaparecidos
Autoridades mexicanas prometen dar prioridad a los casos de periodistas asesinados después de una junta con Griselda Triana, becaria del Fondo Resiliencia.
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A journey of resilience for the families of Mexico’s missing and slain journalists
Mexican authorities promise to prioritize the cases of murdered journalists following a meeting organized by Resilience Fund grantee Griselda Triana.
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Advisory Council meets resilience Builders in communities affected by organized crime
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Building resilience through policy in Pakistan
The Resilience Fund is supporting a group of experienced individuals in Pakistan in the development of a national strategy on combating transnational organized crime.
13 February 2020
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 2019
‘Supporting Safe Spaces’: a resilience shelter for women and girls who are affected by drug use and Tanzania’s war on drugs has been opened in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on 15 June 2019.
Oaxaca, Mexico 2019
#GIResilience takes shape in Oaxaca, Mexico, supporting communities against gender-based violence, and indigenous peoples in building peaceful territories amidst the presence of criminal governance.
Cape Town, South Africa 2018
Anti-gang and anti-violence march, Cape Town, October 2018. #GIResilience supported hundreds of residents coming together to march against gang violence in Cape Town and raising their voices against the impact of violence in their communities and families.
Nebaj Quiché, Guatemala 2019
Community leaders, journalists and youth shared experiences to fight different forms of violence. Looking for common goals and reaching agreements to have resilient communities is the guiding principle of their work.
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Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
The Resilience Fund works with local NGO DHIA in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to support asylum seekers and build their resilience against organized crime. Vulnerability of migrants rising in the border is being tackled with their efforts. #GIResilience
Sinaloa, Mexico 2019
Continuing the resilience work in Sinaloa, Mexico, a second edition of the Resilience Dialogues is carried out in the region in 2019, following up on the collective work of activists and organizations.
Healing through Resilience and Dialogue
Cape Town, South Africa 2019
Resilience Fund brings Cape Town activists together in a dialogue to discuss community responses to organized crime.
📢 @angiebrooksic is a beneficiary of #GIResilience fund, a centre dedicated to promoting #womensempowerment, leadership development and— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) October 20, 2020
International Peace and Security throughout #Africa
1/This week as part of a @GI_TOC_esp #GiResilience initiative we are starting our campaign with @IniSinaloa which aims to contribute to the construction of peace in Sinaloa, through the preservation of collective memory and reflection.— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) October 15, 2020
🖱️🖥️@GI_TOC_esp in our new blog we look back on the virtual training we held for local leaders to combat extortion in Central America— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) October 19, 2020
👉32 Central American participants began a training programme by the Coalitions for Resilience project #GIResilience ⤵️https://t.co/EdY29ueq4j
@CNRG_ZIM in Zimbabwe is a #GIResilience grantee aimed at supporting local communities affected by extractive industries and organized crime. They create weekly #COVID19 reports on how civil-society groups can serve the public and community’s interestshttps://t.co/x0BM1kbelI— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) October 8, 2020
🤝The Resilience Fund is not only supporting local resilience – it is also a platform for bringing community leaders together, to help them share experiences and develop ideas #GIResilience— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) October 7, 2020
The Resilience Fund Fellowship is focusing on the issue of disappearances related to #organizedcrime. @ISAZULETA cofounder of @RiosVivosColom and 2020 Fellow, campaigns for a proper criminal-justice response to cases of disappearances.#GIResiliencehttps://t.co/I2QkdSxmw2— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) October 7, 2020
@niocpk a grantee of our Resilience Fund, is the first independent entity in #Pakistan to tackle the challenge of #OrganizedCrime. In response to #COVID19, @niocpk produces a weekly review of OC issues, titled ‘CoronaCrimeWatch Pakistan'.#GIResiliencehttps://t.co/kNHTOOZVHl— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) October 6, 2020
Al analizar las #desparicionesforzadas globalmente, está claro que hay espacio para un mayor debate sobre el papel de los actores no estatales, especialmente en esos escenarios complejos de gobernanza criminal #GIResiliencehttps://t.co/ZMdaxtOuIY— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) October 5, 2020
Analyzing #enforceddisappearances globally highlights there is room for more debate on the role of non-state actors especially in complex settings of criminal governance where the lines between legitimate and illegitimate force become blurred#GIResiliencehttps://t.co/9SLpJG96iG— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) October 5, 2020
@IoanaBauer #GIResilience Fellow and head of @eLiberareRO an NGO working to prevent and combat human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Romania have been developing online resources during#COVID19 to maintain a healthy mindset⤵️https://t.co/kNHTOOZVHl— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) October 5, 2020
The #GIResilience Fellowship is focusing on the issue of disappearances related to #organizedcrime. @ISAZULETA founder of @RiosVivosColom, and 2020 fellow campaigns for a proper criminal-justice response to cases of disappearances https://t.co/I2QkdSxmw2— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) October 1, 2020
We’re happy to see that the Resilience Fund is providing a platform for cross-sectoral, global and interdisciplinary collaboration to counter the effects of #organizedcrime. #GIResilience— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) September 30, 2020
Read more about the impact 👇https://t.co/f3nNexgyeE pic.twitter.com/E38vLzmUXI
The Resilience Fund has achieved a tangible impact in the first year of its existence. We are proud to have been able to reach out and deliver support directly to communities through over 40 individuals and local organizations 🙌#GIResilience— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) September 28, 2020
Read more 👇https://t.co/f3nNexgyeE pic.twitter.com/ngUDxUVVIS
👥The Resilience Fund will continue to seek out, support and connect those looking to subvert and— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) September 27, 2020
disrupt criminal governance’. #GIResilience
Read our latest publication, where we look at the impact achieved so far ⤵https://t.co/Fe0BqVg2Jq
Every day we’re inspired by the work of our grantees and Fellows – thank you for being a part of the Resilience Fund and your continued work in building resilience to #organizedcrime in your communities! #GIResilience— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) September 25, 2020
Read our publication 👇https://t.co/f3nNexgyeE pic.twitter.com/V8naxGbniY
It's often civil society that most effectively counter security threats such as org crime - even more so w/ COVID. It's worth a look @GI_TOC #GIResilience, funding ppl + orgs to 'roll back criminal governance', reaching 14,000 community members: https://t.co/MGqnTGsz4J— Antônio Sampaio (@antoniosamp) September 23, 2020
Very proud of all the results achieved by our #GIResilience Fund in its first year. Challenging times to say the least, but all of the people and orgs we support have shown themselves to be true champions of peace, countering criminal culture. https://t.co/1RrTokV65r— Ian Tennant (@IanTennant9) September 22, 2020
NUEVA PUBLICACIÓN‼️ En 2019 comenzamos este proyecto que nos llena de orgullo. EL Fondo Resiliencia apoya respuestas comunitarias al crimen organizado en una linea de incubación de la sociedad civil frente a la incapacidad o cooptación de los estados por la gobernanza criminal https://t.co/X9vjNPDdO3— Mariana Mora Gomez (@MarianaMora_G) September 22, 2020
🆕 📢Out now: Rolling back criminal governance – The first year of the Resilience Fund.— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) September 22, 2020
In this new publication, we look at the first year of the Resilience Fund and its impact #GIResiliencehttps://t.co/62J3NZq5nf
👏The Resilience Fund is proud to be supporting @CNRG_ZIM. Its Director, @FMaguwu, highlighted the links between organized environmental crime and coal mining in Hwange national park in a recent interview with BBC radio 🎧 #GIResilience— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) September 16, 2020
Listen here 👇https://t.co/KEgLj967cV
👏 We’re happy to see such impactful initiatives come to live!@eLiberareRO, led by one of the Resilience Fund Fellows, Ioana Bauer, has just launched a nation-wide campaign in Romania to prevent labour exploitation. #GIResilience— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) September 14, 2020
More info 👇https://t.co/O3jy3ZjlrF
To mark the day of the victims of #enforceddisappearances our #GIResilience fellow Ma. Isabel Cruz and her collective @Sabuesosguerre2 together with all other collectives in #Culiacán went out in the streets to cover the walls with the faces of the disappeared pic.twitter.com/JphLsir8wV— Siria Gastelum (@siriagastelum) September 1, 2020
On the international day to commemorate the victims of enforced disappearances, we open the debate about the current role of organized crime in the international legal framework and the need to ensure protection for a growing number of victims.https://t.co/6WClbeSxP4— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) August 29, 2020
Exactly 3 years ago we were launching our 1st #GIResilience Dialogues in my hometown. I want to think the seeds we planted are already sprouting🌱Thanks to everyone who made this project possible and to all those who continue to support our @GI_TOC Resilience work. 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/TrMr86BONS— Siria Gastelum (@siriagastelum) August 3, 2020
Mae Paner aka Juana Change is one of our #ResilienceFund fellows, an artist using performance to protest and theater to expose disappearances in the Philippines. “Thru art we create the future we want to see” she told me today ❤️🙏🏽 #GIResilience https://t.co/bjlsUJTExA— Siria Gastelum (@siriagastelum) July 28, 2020
Meet the 2020 Resilience Fellow @hamidounabara. Since 2012, he has been carrying out research on migration in Niger looking at issues such as migration policies, migrant rights, and organized crime with a focus on trafficking in persons and migrant smuggling. #GIResilience pic.twitter.com/jz4Eoq3V3u— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) July 14, 2020
‘The appetite for the reform has to be internal, it can’t be forced on an institution’ - Watch a round-table on the important issue of police reform in Pakistan, organized by our partner @niocpk @hidhussain | @TariqParvezTP | @Watandost— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) July 9, 2020
Watch here ⬇https://t.co/wcXITBsZZm
🤳 VIVA is an easy-to-use mobile phone app with a similar framework to social media but emphasizes user security and transnational cooperation between community leaders 🤝#GIResiliencehttps://t.co/5ggghdNYfK— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) July 8, 2020
Meet the 2020 Resilience Fellow Sok Phay Sean, an activist and Executive Director of the Child Helpline Cambodia. His actions have brought substantive responses from the Cambodian government such as passing of the law on legislation on domestic violence. #GIResilience pic.twitter.com/DCYv8gNYTN— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) July 7, 2020
Meet the 2020 Resilience Fellow @raffylerma, a freelance photojournalist and documentary photographer based in the Philippines. He has recently shifted into working independently to focus on his documentation of the Philippines' ‘war on drugs’. #GIResilience pic.twitter.com/r56ycwaGul— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) June 30, 2020
What are the challenges and opportunities to build resilience to #organizedcrime during a pandemic?— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) June 30, 2020
🎥 Watch the video from a webinar co-organized with @libera_annclm featuring @siriagastelum | @silbermeza | @IniSinaloa | @iduvina | @ISAZULETA
Read this story by @GI_TOC #Resilience Fund fellow @judiekaberia about the children rescued from #humantrafficking in #Kenya who end up in jail-like situations due to lack of adequate shelters #GIResilience https://t.co/DAKW0pSfuT— Siria Gastelum (@siriagastelum) July 6, 2020
Meet the 2020 Resilience Fellow Maria Isabel Cruz, leader of @Sabuesosguerre2, an activist, human rights defender and a prominent voice representing the mothers of the disappeared in Culiacan, Mexico. Thank you for your leadership Maria Isabel! #GIResilience pic.twitter.com/41NMYBFEnv— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) June 23, 2020
Meet the 2020 Resilience Fellow Mae Paner, also known as @juanachange. Mae is a performance artist and activist who has taken up the role of a satirist, social critic, political loudmouth and a voice for public conscience in the Philippines. #GIResilience pic.twitter.com/U53YtWOY0k— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) June 16, 2020
Our Resilience Fund fellows and grantees have been a phenomenal source of resilience for their communities and for our team. Even under strict lockdowns due to the pandemia they have continued their work. Thank you all 🙏🏽💜 #GIResilience https://t.co/u2I3PWDRGI— Siria Gastelum (@siriagastelum) June 11, 2020
Meet the 2020 Resilience Fellow @ISAZULETA, of @RiosvivosColom, representing the communities affected by the largest hydroelectric project in Colombia. Having studied sociology and history, she is committed to promoting efforts for the protection of human rights. #GIResilience pic.twitter.com/AJGhyKFh99— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) June 2, 2020
Meet the 2020 Resilience Fellow @judiekaberia, a multi-award-winning journalist, who in her career served as a reporter and an associate editor. Her investigative work focuses primarily on legal and justice issues, human rights, equality, and health. #GIResilience pic.twitter.com/Gejo3yUTvP— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) June 9, 2020
Meet the 2020 Resilience Fellow Ioana Bauer, the director of @eLiberareRO, an NGO working on preventing and combatting human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Romania. Ioana is passionate about fighting injustice and believes in the power of collective action. #GIResilience pic.twitter.com/ivblqIpkZb— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) May 26, 2020
It’s 1️⃣year since we launched the @GI_TOC Resilience Fund. My 💜 it’s filled with gratitude.This project is about extraordinary people and I couldn’t be more proud of our team, our fellows and grantees, our advisors and supporters. Gracias. It’s an honor to work with with you all pic.twitter.com/iARq7Y1e1o— Siria Gastelum (@siriagastelum) May 21, 2020
This year has been testing, luckily I get to be close to 10 extraordinarily resilient people. Meet the 2020 @GI_TOC Resilience fellows 🏆 All of them leading projects related to #disappearances in their communities, all of them are an inspiration 🎥 https://t.co/96MKQOyQ91— Siria Gastelum (@siriagastelum) May 13, 2020
Meet the 2020 Resilience Fellow @ClavelRangel, a Venezuelan journalist and university professor. Regularly collaborating with investigations on corruption and violence, her recent projects focus on migration, human rights, and disappearances in the State of Bolivar. #GIResilience pic.twitter.com/vj2XFrKrRf— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) May 18, 2020
Meet one of the 2020 Resilience Fund Fellows, Benoit Kikwaya. Benoit has been working on supervising and following up activities in the Rubaya #mining area for the fight against modern slavery. He has also worked for the rights of children and youth. #GIResilience pic.twitter.com/IqlS1tMcAu— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) May 12, 2020
Fixers are at the frontline of #OrganizedCrime coverage. They’re often the most vulnerable in #journalism work @IniSinaloa organized the first nationwide encounter of fixers in #Mexico to discuss #ethics #security and strengthen networks for their protection @GI_TOC #GIResilience pic.twitter.com/MKB1zjxtyh— Siria Gastelum (@siriagastelum) November 25, 2019
Familias de #periodistas asesinados y #desaparecidos #Mexico comparten experiencias con la ausencia Hijos que crecen buscando a sus padres, esposos y hermanos desplazados por el miedo, juntos hablando de esperanza. Gracias por tu trabajo tan valiente Griselda Triana #GIResilience pic.twitter.com/rKTBD8ZCop— Siria Gastelum (@siriagastelum) February 13, 2020
‘One of our main objectives and work is to connect the local to the global, bringing local voices to the global development discourse’ said @IanTennant9, whilst presenting the Resilience Fund #GIresilience #CND2020 pic.twitter.com/I1OHAu5JUn— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) March 6, 2020
No, thank you all. 🙏— Prof Heather Marquette (@hamarquette) March 9, 2020
This is from my seminar for our masters students, using a video from the #GIresilience project. I hope they find it as inspiring as I have! https://t.co/JVhIcGT9DI pic.twitter.com/II4IRBWWnU
The @GI_TOC #ResilienceFund is supporting communities around the world confronting organised crime. Read more about the fund here: https://t.co/IKAzROOL6i and meet the 2020 Fellows: https://t.co/Q4qtM2rDhi #GIResilience pic.twitter.com/eANHtfWKPh— Julian Rademeyer (@julianrademeyer) February 11, 2020
The Resilience Fund is proud to support an initiative in #Pakistan by @PIPS_peace, which works to develop a national strategy on combating transnational #organizedcrime.#GIResilience— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) January 31, 2020
Find out more: ⬇https://t.co/VYfC7iInbF
Artists, activists and families of #dissapeared people from different cities of #Mexico come together to paint a 2nd mural in #Culiacan The murals have become a place for the families to mourn and defy the invisibility of their struggle. #GIResilience https://t.co/uwwA3hebZw— Siria Gastelum (@siriagastelum) January 21, 2020
The Resilience Fund is proud to support @casaartesana, a collective that works with incarcerated women and with kids and teenagers that have incarcerated relatives. #GIResilience— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) December 18, 2019
#Transparency and acces to public inform transform lives indeed. The @GI_TOC #Resilience Fund is building capacity of a collective looking for dissapeared people in #Culiacan #Sinaloa #Mexico #GIResilience Gracias @SchezNorma y equipo 🙏🏽 https://t.co/aEznaVfQGH— Siria Gastelum (@siriagastelum) 9 de novembro de 2019
If you're interested in how communities can bounce back in the face of violence and organized criminality, this initiative in the Cape Flats under our @GI_TOC Resilience Fund provides some inspiration. #organizedcrime #giresilience #capeflats https://t.co/WoBKKSRsx2— Ian Tennant (@IanTennant9) 8 de novembro de 2019
El Fondo #Resiliencia está apoyando proyectos de respuestas comunitaria al #CrimenOrganizado en #Culiacan #Mexico La fuerza y poder de la sociedad civil culichi ha sido referencia e inspiración en nuestro trabajo desde el principio. Mi corazón está con ustedes 💗 #GIResilience pic.twitter.com/ZacWo5T308— Siria Gastelum (@siriagastelum) 18 de outubro de 2019
We need 10 amazing individuals who embody the #resilience of communities to resist #OrganizedCrime to be our inaugural Resilience Fellows. Check it out, pls share! #GIResilience. https://t.co/D6ZzG6an9q— Tuesday Reitano (@Tuesdayjaded) 16 de outubro de 2019
☑️ The #ResilienceFellowship has been launched to build a platform for cross-sectoral, global, and interdisciplinary collaboration.— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) 16 de outubro de 2019
✅ The theme for 2020 is: “Disappearances Related to Organized Crime”. #GIResilience
Find out more ⬇️ https://t.co/WnLjvjh9N6
The Resilience Fund director @siriagastelum spoke to Griselda Triana, widow of murdered Mexican investigative journalist #JavierValdez, about her activism, what it means to be resilient and the need to embrace hope. #GIResilience https://t.co/p6W1451Wnx— Global Initiative (@GI_TOC) 9 de outubro de 2019