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Por: Claudia Patricia Pineda Marin

Objetivo

YouthLEAD aims to integrate and compare the initiatives of two civil society organisations (CSOs) within Colombia. By collaborating with a local, community-based movement of children and youth for peace, and a state-led, national effort to document past atrocities to rebuild social cohesion, we will document key lessons of how young people tackle the legacy of violence in a society transitioning to peace after a 50-year civil war.

Resumen

"YouthLEAD aims to integrate and compare the initiatives of two civil society organisations (CSOs) within Colombia. By collaborating with a local, community-based movement of children and youth for peace, and a state-led, national effort to document past atrocities to rebuild social cohesion, we will document key lessons of how young people tackle the legacy of violence in a society transitioning to peace after a 50-year civil war. Using arts-based methods to amplify the voices of young people, this collaboration allows for a novel and innovative dialogue among those working at the grassroots and national levels in Colombia.
Participatory and mixed methods will address two primary research questions related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through baseline interviews, we will identify how young people in Colombia can overcome barriers to democratic participation locally and nationally (SDG 16). Through popular youth education (SDG 4), we will also offer a ‘training of trainers’ for PhotoVoice, a participatory photography and grassroots education approach to eliciting narratives about hopes, fears, and potential for positive social change. Building the capacity of the Colombian Research (CORE) team, quantitative, qualitative, reflective and interactive methods will be used to assess the impact of this approach.
The ECRs have co-produced this proposal with two CSO partners: (a) Gestores de Paz (Promoters of Peace), a national movement of children and youth working to mobilize the population for peace, through the recognition of their agency, and (b) the Centre for National Historical Memory (CNMH) which promotes integral reparation and right to the truth for the victims of the armed conflict with the goals of building long-term peace, democratization and reconciliation.
The CORE team will engage beneficiaries including community members, practitioners and policymakers. Through our outputs and dissemination strategy, we will support our partners to translate their ongoing work into practical and sustainable projects and public policy. "

Publicado por Fundación Universitaria Konrad Lorenz El día 07/08/2019 Enlace permanente Comentarios (0)