8 districts in the Central and Eastern Terai region, viz.
24 months (9 December 2013 – 8 December 2015)
Name of the Partners:
The overall goal of the proposed action is to reduce youth engagement in organised violence by mobilising youth-led organisations, civil society actors, and state institutions to promote the constructive role of youth in promoting peace and stability.
Influential youth: aged 15-29 years; those engaged in armed groups; youth and student wings of political parties and ethnic/caste-based interest groups; youth led groups.
Combating youth engagement in violence is a joint effort. The actors and stakeholders best positioned to prevent youth participation in violence in Nepal currently lack the capacity to work together and optimize impact through combined efforts. Furthermore the involvement and participation of Ministry of Youth will enhance the impact of the program and will justify the core motive and the objective of Institution itself.
The objective of the program builds stronger public platforms through which youth can engage other key actors to address youth vulnerabilities.
The YE Consortium will disseminate the research findings across broader peace building communities and with state institutions.
Developing mutual understanding and trust among youth, police, local leaders, and CSOs through multi-stakeholder dialogues and collaboration on common goals will increase these actors’ effectiveness in addressing the causes of youth mobilization in violence.
Informed by research findings and multi-stakeholder collaboration, youth leaders will advocate for appropriate policies that prevent youth engagement in violence. The objective targets the broader community in the eight districts and aims to change public attitudes and behaviors.
The YE Consortium will promote shift in public attitudes about youth and establish the idea that youth can play constructive roles in peace building and development. Furthermore, the Action will also seek to enhance the capacity of young women leaders in playing more visible roles in public affairs, as well as to increase key stakeholder understanding of gender-sensitive responses to reducing youth engagement in violence.