Young Women as Drivers of Peace: Providing 360° Support to Emerging Women Leaders Project Learning Document

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September 7, 2021

Project: Young Women as Drivers of Peace: Providing 360° Support to Emerging Women
Donor: UN Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF)
Implementation Period: The project was implemented from 5 December 2019 to 5 June 2021

An objective of the overall project was to promote inter-ethnic and religious harmony on a community level. YWLs successfully brought together community members of different ethnic and religious identities, in an initial step in the direction of restoring inter-ethnic and religious harmony.

This project suggested an alternative approach to peacebuilding namely, a youth-led, youth oriented one, firmly in hand with youth-led research. This youth driven project engaged, otherwise excluded youth in the peacebuilding process, thereby, achieving one of the primary objectives of the project. The project’s success can only be measured in the long term, as it will hinge on how it will unfold in the future, as empowered YWLs forge ahead, undeterred on peacebuilding initiatives.

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