Adolescents and Youth

This list of resources on Adolescents and Youth are part of the larger Learning for Peace project which produced dozens of briefs, reports, case studies, guides, and research products, and compiled many other relevant resources related to the link between education and peacebuilding.

Adolescents and youth make up more than 50% of the total population in some countries. They are often suspected to contribute to conflict, and to be trouble makers. There is less acknowledgement how to tap on youth’s creative and social potential, and the opportunities to mobilize youth as agents of peace, and of the need to cater to their needs, hopes and aspirations.

15 Octubre 2013 Report United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Peacebuilding Knowledge, Attitudes, and Skills: Desk Review and Recommendations

This report seeks to answer the following question: what knowledge, skills and attitudes do children and adolescents need to cope with conflict, resolve conflict, promote peace, and contribute to peace processes? A secondary question considered in this report is: how can we effectively teach peace knowledge, skills and attitudes in conflict-affected situations?

31 Enero 2015 Report United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Peace Clubs in Schools in Côte d’Ivoire: Participatory Video and Annual Evaluation

10 young people were trained by Insightshare to carry out an evaluation using Participatory Video combined with Most Significant Change (PV MSC) for UNICEF WCARO and UNICEF Côte d’Ivoire. The aim of the activity was to carry out an end of year participatory evaluation led by students and young people who participate in the PBEA programme that UNICEF and partners lead in Côte d’Ivoire.

1 Enero 2015 Vídeo United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Learning for Peace, Côte d’Ivoire: Peace Messenger Clubs

This film shows the results of the evaluation focused on the work of UNICEF with Search for Common Ground to reinforce ‘Peace Clubs’ and empower students, citizen of tomorrow to become ‘champions’ of peace through trainings in conflict transformation and mediation, participatory theatre, radio programmes and sports.

7 Mayo 2017 Vídeo United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Learning for Peace, Côte d’Ivoire: Transitional Justice Radio

This project is part of UNICEF’s Learning for Peace programme. UNICEF has worked with young people across Côte d’Ivore to set up the “Action Justice and Peace” Network to engage in national reconciliation processes and train youth leaders to document young people’s experiences of the recent conflict.

31 Octubre 2016 Report United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Participatory Video for Peacebuilding in the Southern Philippines, Trainer’s Report

Between April and September 2016, a participatory video project in Mindanao, the Philippines brought together young representatives from four different religious/cultural backgrounds to explore and document how conflict related issues affect youth in the region and to articulate their visions for a more peaceful future.

31 Octubre 2016 Report United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Child Friendly Schools in Sierra Leone: Participatory Video and Evaluation

This case study however did not just aim to capture if and to what degree the CFS project influenced significant changes in the lives of the children at the school in Sawula and the surrounding communities. It also aimed to provide insights into how those changes have taken place and if there were any significant links between peace, conflict and children’s education.

1 Julio 2015 Case Study United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Reducing Fragility and Supporting Peacebuilding Through Youth Facilitation of the National Education

This project aimed to reinforce skills, consolidate peace among the youth and create solidarity between residents and returnees through trainings in conflict mediation, dialogue, participatory theatre and radio. This was part of an InsightShare participatory video evaluation carried out for UNICEF in collaboration with Ubuntu Centre, PEAB and ASB.