Beyond Dividing Lines: The Reality of Youth-Led Peacebuilding in Afghanistan, Colombia, Libya and Sierra Leone

Celina Del Felice, Rashmi Thapa and eight local researchers, Julia Puente Duyn, Clara Pietrek and Imre Veeneman.
United Network of Young Peacebuilders
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Publication Date: 
Feb, 2019

This report presents the findings of research carried out in Afghanistan, Colombia, Libya and Sierra Leone between January and October 2018 by the United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY Peacebuilders) with the support of USAID’s YouthPower Learning Project. The project was undertaken in collaboration with four UNOY Peacebuilders member organisations: Afghans for Progressive Thinking, Fundación Escuelas de Paz, Together We Built It and Youth Participation in Peace and Development-Sierra Leone (YPPD-SL). This project´s main aim is to contribute to an increasingly evidence-based approach to policies and programming related to peace and security. It does so by documenting and examining youth civic engagement in these countries, its barriers and motivators, as well as the perceived impacts of youth-led civic engagement for peace.

The research adopted a participatory, youth-led approach, involving 241 respondents, mainly youth.

Soft Skills
Latin America & the Caribbean
Middle East & North Africa
Adolescent Girls
Conflict Area
Conflict Prevention
Men & Boys
Orphans & Vulnerable Children
Urban Development