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Painting the Future: an alliance for the prevention of children’s and adolescents’ recruitment in Colombia

In September, Fundacion Escuelas de Paz began a strategic alliance to implement activities that strengthen communities’ “ability to prevent children’s and young people exploitation by criminal networks and/or illegal groups, as well as developing and promoting armed conflict’s prevention and reconciliation.”

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The peace builders of Northern Kenya; Successful research led model spreads to other African nations

Founded in aftermath of 2007-08’s national post-election violence, Kenya’s Shalom Centre pioneers successful, research-led formula for preventing conflict between rival groups that includes conducting peace education in primary and secondary schools.

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Child and Youth Agency in Peacebuilding: Conflict Prevention and Peace Education

Peace education and mediation training in schools should be seen as a resourceful conflict prevention tool rather than merely a post-conflict reconciliation measure. In March this year, a conjunction of international non-governmental organizations published a report on children and youth as successful promoters of peace in conflict ridden communities. The report relied upon case studies from Colombia, DRC and Nepal, and its authors concluded that the integration of children and youth in peacebuilding projects contributes to lowering the incidence of violence and discrimination in the communities studied.

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