It should not begin with elders and senior policy-makers and leaders, but take grassroots hold with the youth from day one. Next authors explore the quality of child and youth participation in peacebuilding and results from assessing the following 8 principles: The best way to prevent them is to promote healthy and balanced economic and social development, combined with human rights and political arrangements in which all groups are fairly represented and supported by good governance.
The culture of peace should be understood as the creation of peaceful, non-violent behavioral patterns and attitudes. The second is to reduce the poverty among the disadvantaged, who make about 40 percent of the population of the world.
The third is human development as a pragmatic and innovative way towards peace: It is high time for developing countries to get together and prepare national peace policies and peace development education programs.
Peace development education brings together multiple traditions of pedagogy, theories of education, and international initiatives for the advancement of human development through learning and experience.
World leaders recognize the urgent need to engage young peacemakers in promoting peace and countering the more recent surge in terrorism. Unengaged youth represent a wasted economic resource.
The peace factor must be used to resolve prime issues such as: There is a need to create a climate of free will, by equipping youth with necessary skills and competencies to enable them to effectively participate in peace development activities. There is a greater need to create a culture of peace in society through participation of the youth.
Their stories are yet to be told. One of such integrative approach, is schematically portrayed in Figure 1. The needs and aspirations of young people are still mostly unmet. Human features of religion based on socioeconomic egalitarianism, tolerance towards the minorities and universal brotherhood should be brought to play to establish secular democratic systems.
In this paper I focused on the role of the youths in peace building. People are looking to their leaders to identify and act on the challenges ahead. Many of these factors can positively or negatively influence impact depending on how they are addressed or neglected.
Young people face a distinct risk in situations of conflicts because they are recruited as soldiers, exploited sexually and in most cases, manipulated by political aspirants who benefit from these conflicts, such as in the case of Sierra Leone and the Charles Taylor case.“The role of the youth in the peace process” There are more young people than there are adults in many parts of the world so the youth must have an active role in peace building.
“The role of the youth in the peace process” There are more young people than there are adults in many parts of the world so the youth must have an active role in peace building. It is ironic that while the number of young people is overwhelming, their contributions to a more peaceful society is mostly ignored.
“The role of the youth in the peace process” There are more young people than there are adults in many parts of the world so the youth must have an active role in peace building.
It is ironic that while the number of young people is overwhelming, their contributions to a more peaceful society is mostly ignored.
Youth mobilization in peace-building efforts is more likely to be successful if young people are given the capabilities and opportunities to work with local and national governments.
With few constructive avenues to influence local and national politics, young people tend to view governments as beset by corruption. The youth in conflict research focuses predominantly on young men, suggesting that a large proportion of male youth will increase the likelihood of instability but does not consider the youth population’s role in building peace.
Role of the Youths in Peace-building It is widely and universally acknowledged that real peace can not be established until democracy and good governance, human rights and dignity as well as a sound economic system can not be ensured.Download