Success Stories from the Global GCTF Community


This new section highlights the impact of the GCTF’s activities, including how and where GCTF resources—good practices, recommendations, tools and manuals—are used. The GCTF has developed these resources for policymakers and practitioners to inform their own work. This includes all levels government, international, regional and local institutions, civil society organizations, and the private sector. You will find examples of how the global GCTF community is making practical use of the GCTF’s outputs.

Rediscovering Childhood After Camps in Syria

Rediscovering Childhood After Camps in Syria
In Albania, GCERF, a GCTF Inspired Institution, supports returnees from conflicts abroad—and their families—to reintegrate into their communities. Local partners provide services for returnees, covering housing, educational and medical needs. Read more »

Effective Judicial Responses to Terrorist Offenses

Effective Judicial Responses to Terrorist Offenses
Through online sessions, the IIJ worked with East and West African criminal justice practitioners to encourage them to investigate and prosecute terrorism offences using the full range of legal tools at their disposal, including laws focused on sexual and gender-based violence crimes and other core international crimes. Read more »

Reintegration & Resocialization: a Mother’s Story

Reintegration & Resocialization: a Mother’s Story

In Kosovo, GCERF, a GCTF Inspired Institution, supports returnees from conflicts abroad—and their families—to reintegrate into their communities. One mother of five shares her experience.

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UNODC: FTF Manual for MENA Judicial Training

UNODC: FTF Manual for MENA Judicial Training

The UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch developed an FTF Manual for criminal justice and crime prevention practitioners in the MENA region. Building on GCTF resources, it analyzes the FTF threat, related international frameworks and online investigations, and could be added to existing or new training curricula, courses and technical assistance programs.                        

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Overcoming Trauma and Becoming a Peace Champion

Overcoming Trauma and Becoming a Peace Champion

In Kenya, GCERF, a GCTF Inspired Institution, supports safe spaces for women to overcome trauma. This story follows a woman who overcame accusations of terrorism and became a peace champion in her community.               

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Change Agents: Women WEAVE Their Own Opportunities

Change Agents: Women WEAVE Their Own Opportunities

In pursuit of providing women with tools to be change agents within their communities, GCERF, a GCTF Inspired Institution, introduced the Carol Bellamy Women Entrepreneurs Against Violent Extremism (WEAVE) Fellowship in Tunisia. The stories of Haïfa and Abir demonstrate the fellowship’s impact helping women build their own economic opportunities.

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ASEAN: Aviation Security and Watchlisting

ASEAN: Aviation Security and Watchlisting

An ASEAN workshop series on aviation security, which focused on preventing foreign terrorist fighters travel, made practical use of the GCTF Counterterrorism Watchlisting Toolkit. Through interactive panel discussions and group simulations, participants learned more about creating, executing and maintaining a successful watchlist.

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Juvenile Justice: Neuchâtel Memorandum in Action

Juvenile Justice: Neuchâtel Memorandum in Action

The IIJ Juvenile Justice Initiative supports not only the individual practitioners who take part in capacity-building workshops but also their national institutions. Recently, IIJ training on juvenile justice programs as an alternative to prosecution so changed the perspectives of two alumnae from Thailand that they inspired training and change at the national level.

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Harmonizing MLA in East and West Africa

Harmonizing MLA in East and West Africa

The International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ) is leading efforts to harmonize the processing of mutual legal assistance (MLA) and extradition requests in East and West Africa. Working with Central Authority practitioners, the IIJ is delivering sustainable impact in an area that is crucial for effective international judicial cooperation.

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