AUGUST 2015 – DECEMBER 2017: CHILDREN PEACE CLUBS
3 August 2015 - 4 December 2017
The aim of the project was to improve the understanding of children about peacebuilding and to increase the number of children engaged in peacebuilding and children rights. The project has contributed to the creation of over 20 children peace clubs led by girls in schools, mosques, churches and communities. It has contributed to mobilize children/teenagers in/from complex cultural and religious background and affected areas by war to define and implement actions plans and local and nation-wide activities (including capacity building designed to others children, and advocacy towards decision makers). As part of the project, children have elaborated and implementation the Children declaration against violent extremism and radicalisation. Several awareness raising campaigns for children and girls’ rights and peacebuilding have been implemented in communities specifically in schools, mosques, churches and market places. The project contributed to the constitution of a network of collaboration between religious, traditional leaders and local authorities and civil society in several affected areas and has engaged them to work with children against identity-based differences; mobilizing them in community-based activities to find gender sensitive approaches to dealing with conflict.