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Co-Constructing Human Security in Mexico

Methodology and action plan from the communities towards the sate

The issue is more complex, with multiple insecurities and types of violence interconnected in a context of growing criminal economies, corruption, and impunity.

 

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Professor Jenny Pearce and Dr Alexandra Abello Colak discuss the process of creating human-security agendas with communities in Acapulco, Apatzingán, Guadalupe, and Tijuana.

The alarming increase levels of violence and insecurity in Mexico is one of the most important challenges facing the new government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador. These co-constructed human-security agendas seek to contribute to the national debate on how to address this challenge.

They draw on key findings and recommendations following a two-year research process (2016-2018) carried out in four Mexican cities with severe, albeit distinct, levels of violence: Acapulco (Guerrero), Apatzingán (Michoacán), Guadalupe (Nuevo León) and Tijuana (Baja California).

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New publication now available:

Seguridad humana y violencia crónica en México: nuevas lecturas y propuestas desde abajo

Kloppe-Santamaría, G.& Abello Colak, A. (eds., 2019)

Human Security Agendas 

Co-creating Human Security Documentary 

The alarming increase in violence and insecurity levels is one of the most important challenges facing the new Mexican government led by Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

This documentary follows Professor Jenny Pearce and Dr Alexandra Abello-Colak, the rsearchers and the pracademics as they work with the community to produce the Human Security Agenda’s between 2016-18 in Acapulco (Guerrero), Apatzingán (Michoacán), Guadalupe (Nuevo León) and Tijuana (Baja California).

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Funding and Collaboration 

This project is the result of collaboration among scholars that share a strong commitment with security and violence issues in Latin America. It was based at the Latin American and Caribbean Centre at LSE and at ITAM - Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and CIDE -Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas both in Mexico City

Our international research team builds on a methodology, developed by the Observatory of Human Security in Medellin with Prof. Pearce and Dr Abello-Colak, which has been used since 2011 to work with community researchers in Medellin with the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Tegucigalpa with the support of OXFAM and TROCAIRE.

Funding for this project came from the Newton Fund Initiative and Mexico’s National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT)