UNOY Research Report

Report: Beyond Dividing Lines. The Reality of Youth-led Peacebuilding in Afghanistan, Colombia, Libya & Sierra Leone

In what ways are youth-led peacebuilding initiatives contributing to positive changes? The report Beyond Dividing Lines: The reality of youth-led peacebuilding in Afghanistan, Colombia, Libya and Sierra Leone answers this question by presenting findings of research carried out in Afghanistan, Colombia, Libya and Sierra Leone between January and October 2018. This project was undertaken by the United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY Peacebuilders) with the support of USAID’s YouthPower Learning Project, and in collaboration with four UNOY Peacebuilders members: Afghans for Progressive Thinking, Fundación Escuelas de Paz, Together We Built It and Youth Participation in Peace and Development-Sierra Leone.

Its main aim is to contribute to an increasingly evidence-based approach to policies and programming related to peace and security by deepening the existing knowledge base on the positive roles of youth-led engagement related to peacebuilding. In doing so, the project aims to both support advocacy for youth-inclusive peacebuilding and enhance locally-driven youth-led research outputs and capacities.

Read the full report here.


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