Debating Security Plus Roundtable 2018

Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighters Workshop in Tunisia

From 27 – 31 March 2017, Hedayah facilitated a workshop organized by the National Counter Terrorism Commission of Tunisia in Tunis, Tunisia. The workshop was part of the wider Returning Foreign Terrorist Fighter (RFTF) program in collaboration with the Government of Tunisia on the topic of community-based reintegration programs for returnees. Participants included relevant media organizations, civil society organizations as well as members of the National Counter Terrorism Commission and focal representatives in key ministries.

The five-day workshop aimed at exploring potential reintegration programs for RFTFs in the country to complement the rule of law measures and ensure long-term national security. Topics such as community acceptance were thoughtfully discussed with relevant local and international subject matter experts (SMEs), who had the opportunity to present insightful case studies.

At the end of the workshop, participants had a better understanding of the need for community engagement on the issue of RFTFs and successfully identified key areas of ways to communicate the issue of RFTFs within the country. Hedayah was honored to contribute in the discussions and is eager to further support the National Counter Terrorism Commission of Tunisia with its expertise.



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