Emadeddin Badi Taezeez Alhasaeri Basem Dahn Raouf Farrah Fadwa Kamil

Zuwara’s Civil Society Fight against Organized Crime: Successes and failures of local community efforts.

A Talk by Raouf Farrah , Fadwa Kamil , Taezeez Alhasaeri , Emadeddin Badi and Basem Dahn

About this Talk

This is the launch event of the policy research “Zuwara’s Civil Society Fight against Organized Crime: Successes and failures of local community efforts”, co-published by the Migrant Network and the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC), thanks to the support of the GI-TOC Resilience Fund in helping produce the research. The civil society of the Libyan northwest city of Zuwara has led several efforts over the last years to tackle criminal governance with notable successes and failures. In 2014-2015, Zuwara’s CSOs took an impressive stand against human smuggling, providing assistance to migrants, raising awareness of the impact and dangers of smuggling, and leveraging elites to strengthen local taboos against human smuggling. Although community efforts continue to fight against criminal governance through awareness-raising and education campaigns via media, religious discourse and university campuses, the 2014-2015 momentum has been lost. Zuwara’s civil society has the means to reignite its stance against criminal governance. To do so, it needs more political recognition, more assistance from international stakeholders and better cooperation between local stakeholders with clearer boundaries between law enforcement and CSOs.

20 December 2021, 02:00 PM

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

About The Speakers

Raouf Farrah

Raouf Farrah

Senior Analyst, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime

Senior Analyst, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime


Fadwa Kamil

Fadwa Kamil

journalist at Radio Kasas and director of the Kamel Training and Development Organization


Taezeez Alhasaeri

Taezeez Alhasaeri

Activist from Zuwara


Emadeddin Badi

Emadeddin Badi

Senior Analyst, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime


Basem Dahn

Basem Dahn

Activist from Zuwara