Youth for Social Cohesion (2018 – 2020)

Summary:
The focus of the project is to create an enabling environment for youth to be involved in peace building and reconciliation processes. In addition, the project strengthens youth with resilience and strategies to promote gender equality and to mitigate the negative consequences of gender inequality.

Objectives:
The main focus of the project is to create an enabling environment for youth to be involved in peace building and reconciliation processes. In addition, youth will be learning about harmful gender norms and how to mitigate the consequences of those. The assumption is that the capacity building and coaching will lead to youth being able to represent their voice at higher levels of decision-making and within peace building processes/dialogues. Integrated will be a focus on lobby and advocacy skills to push for more equal representation of different groups of people (young men and women in general). The consortium aims to raise awareness on gender equality rights and the NAP 1325 Youth Agenda. The consortium expects that youth will become capable to promote their own interests through the NAP1325 Youth Agenda and contribute to peace and security in their own environments (Khartoum and Nyala) through their new gained mediation skills, contributing to the implementation of NAP 1325 in Sudan.

The consortium aims to strengthen youth with resilience and strategies to promote gender equality and to mitigate the negative consequences of gender inequality. In addition, to develop and explore possibilities to participate in conflict prevention and peace building activities in an effort to build resistance to join armed groups. Leading to increased representation and influence of youth (men/women) at formal decision-making levels and peace processes/ dialogues.

Integrated is the process to capacitate Sudanese youth with life-, communication- and critical thinking skills to strengthen them in building resilience against recruitment by extremism and fighting militias and involvement in conflict prevention.

Lead: VOND Foundation, partner WADI in Khartoum and El Ruhal in Darfur.
Budget Euro 250.000
Donor: Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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