Proposals in Conflict & Reconciliation

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Youth Voices Rising

Establishing a network of empowered active youth engaged in giving voice to the ”voiceless’ stories within their ethnically divided communities. The project will provide trainings on multimedia strategies with the aim to empower youth to become critical thinkers, art/media producers and citizens journalists. Skills such as storyboarding, online research, filming and editing will be used to create original stories, artwork and short movies.

Albania: Eradication of Blood Revenge

The blood revenge is an old painful patriarchal phenomenon which still exists in the Albanian society as a means to establish self justice according to Kanun(law) This project will support women and girls from families in blood revenge to overcome their traumatic experiences by providing them psycho social assistance , vocational trainings in cooking sewing and computer to empower them to be active part in family and society

Colombia: Ebookteca

In the municipality of Ariguaní believe it started in the middle of the War of a Thousand Days. While the few indigenous Chimilas, community fought against the Spanish and Creole, are not recognized as great fighters and rulers of the territory. The two populations live in separate worlds. This is an opportunity to rebuild the historical memory of a region marked by wars. Narrate through vallenato music and orality. All eBooks will be published.

Sri Lanka: Children Raising Voices Against Migration

Organizing a children's group consisting of members from families where mothers have migrated or intending to migrate for employment. They will be trained and guided by experienced bloggers in raising their voice through blogs in creating awareness about the violation of their Rights and gravity of abuse they face when mothers migrate and objecting such migration. The group will be linked with our office and Government IT educational centres.

USA: Combating Islamic Radicalization on Somali American Youth

I am proposing combating Islamic radicalization on Somali's youth in Minneapolis. I will address the root causes of Islamic radicalization, the scale and the effects on the Somali community. I will address discussion Islamic radicalization literature, shed a light the existing literature focuses too narrowly on certain aspects on Islam, such as “Jihad”—the Islamic holy war against non-believers or non Muslims, and vulnerable Youth.

Burundi: Online Young Peace Vectors

Youths from 3 tribes in Burundi were differently used and manipulated during the civil war between 1993-2005 up to now. Our project will train and mentor Young Peace Vectors (YPV) on conflict prevention and resolution and HIV that will result in a local youth network and social reintegration. Online Blog training and Training on Audio Recordings for the community use that will be uploaded online will be done and distributed to our local medias.

Georgia: Being Emo in a Christian World

The primary goal of the project is to establish a healthy cooperation and mutual understanding between the Emo community and the highly religious Christian Orthodox youth in Georgia. The main challenge associated with this initiate is to correctly explain the ideological conviction of the group and to erase the preconceived notion that being an Emo means being anti-social and above all, anti religious.

Pakistan: Promoting Inter-cultural and Inter-faith Harmony

The main objectives of the proposed project are to: • Mobilize the targeted youth volunteers, both girls and boys, for the formation of district-level Intercultural and Interfaith Youth Councils (IIYCs); • Conduct capacity-building sessions and create opportunities for the IIYCs to promote intercultural and interfaith harmony and peace; • Develop linkages and coordination among IIYCs to build networks

Kenya: Can We Share Story Now

We plan to work with the refugees at Daadab camp and this would give the refugees platform to share their story as being that many refugees at Daadab came from Somalia which have civil war, we want to teach the refugees how to use twitter and face book to share their own stories as a way to share their experiences and make share their experiences with their country men back in Somalia as Daadab refugee camp is based in Kenya.

Cameroon: Voicing Out To Release Post Conflict Trauma

This project will use different media to enable victims of the recurrent inter-tribal land use resources conflicts between the villages of Oku and Mbessa in the North West Region of Cameroon to expose their never considered grievances in solving the conflict. Women and children i interviewed in both communities still want to have a say about the conflict management methods. They feel more relieved when someone listens to their ordeals.