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PEACE (Peace Education And Community Empowerment)

Liberia is presented with the challenge of combating the effects of war on communities. The civil war has created huge generational gaps with the vast majority of young people who lived through the war deprived of opportunities to education and social skills critical to lead productive lives. Addressing the capacity, livelihood, and political inclusion of children and young men and women is an issue for reparation, social justice, as well as an opportunity for economic growth. This program aims to reconcile communities to attain a lasting peace, security and development.

PEACE Goal

The program primary goal is to contribute to expanding constituencies for peace, accelerate healing, and empower a more cohesive Liberian Communities.

Objectives

The objectives of the program is to facilitate community healing, foster intra and inter-ethnic cohesion, ensure social, economic, political and emotional empowerment and increase access to social justice.

Interventions

  • Youth Empowerment And Recovery (YEAR) - The program will address the capacity, livelihood, and political inclusion of children and young men and women for reparation, social justice, as well as an opportunity for economic growth.

  • Women Empowerment And Recovery (WEAR) - The program will address the issues of structural inequalities including socio-economic exclusion and lack of access to economic opportunities and address sexual and gender based violence that persist since the end of the war, insure women play key role in the national reconciliation and peacebuilding process.

  • Community Level Education And Reconciliation (CLEAR) - The program will address causes and mitigate conflict and violence, bridge tribal, traditional, cultural, religious and social gaps and reconcile communities to attain a lasting peace, security and development.

  • Social Cohesion - The program aims to foster intra and inter-ethnic cohesion through social, cultural, and economic activities, including sports, cultural dances and festivals, collective community projects and the transformation of social structures that entrench polarization.

 


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