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.
Challenges and opportunities to build resilience against organized crime during the pandemic
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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
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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.
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