Authors

Nadjeli Babinet

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Nadjeli Babinet is Programme Officer at the Centro de Colaboración Cívica (CCC), Nadjeli coordinates the implementation of multi-stakeholder dialogue processes on strategic issues of the sustainable development agenda. She has also been a research assistant on issues related to security, culture, and human development at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, the private consultancy firm Kroll, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). She has also worked on projects to strengthen the participation of youth as a coordinator of the Mariano Otero Conference and organised the dialogue "Building Citizenship" as part of the digital education project Camino Ciudadano.

She holds a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.

Summary of the Human Security Chapter co-authored with Luis Gómez Chow and Sylvia Aguilera García

"The past decade has seen a wave of criminal and state violence in Mexico, broadly linked to the rise of violent organised crime and human rights violations. Since 2006 between 47,000 and 70,000 people have been murdered and more than 25,000 people have been victims of enforced or involuntary disappearances.  Reflecting the government's inability to enforce the law, the situation has galvanised a number of citizen initiatives. High-level, multi-stakeholder dialogue platforms have influenced public policy and legal frameworks. Local groups have reclaimed public spaces, and victims of violence have organised social movements demanding the improvement of security and justice institutions and the recognition of victims' rights. These efforts have pressured the government to abandon its militarised approach towards crime in favour of strengthening the institutions of rule of law through justice system reforms. Yet violence persists and much remains to be done."  

Quotes from the Chapter co-authored with Luis Gómez Chow and Sylvia Aguilera García

  • All this was bound to happen because army and navy personnel are not trained to carry out public security duties, let alone human security strategies.
  • It is a paradox that the new government is putting in place a system to attend to the needs of victims, while nothing is being done to avoid additional victims.


Read more about the people behind 'Empowerment and Protection - Stories of Human Security': who they are and where they work. From different regions in the world, they analyse human security threats and needs, based on the research they conducted in their respective countries. All of the authors represent member organisations of the GPPAC network - the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict. Read more about us here.