Entries in peacebuilding innovations (9)
From September 2008 to June 2011, Catholic Relief Services and partners helped young Egyptians design and implement 14 projects. The program encouraged youth to develop civic knowledge and leadership skills at a time when they had few opportunities to engage their communities.
Catholic Relief Services and partners organized the Youth Activists Leaders in Lebanon project (YALLA) in March 2010. Participants launched a nationwide media campaign to shift election dialogue away from identity politics and toward issues such as government transparency and accountability.
South Sudan's peace agreement and interim constitution both require 25% female participation in all spheres of public life. CRS is building on this impressive start by empowering women and working to ensure that nascent institutions integrate gender equality as a guiding principle.
Post-election violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has threatened to undermine the country's stability. Connecting People for Peace helped members of conflicting communities identify the principal causes of their disagreements and work toward solutions.
In Malawi, domestic violence and violations of inheritance rights are commonplace. This one-pager describes a CRS project that worked with victims, perpetrators and institutions to help change the attitudes, values and cultural practices that victimize women and children.
The Rift Valley Amani Project in Kenya aimed to strengthen youth-to-youth, women-to-women and elder-to-elder peace and reconciliation structures; enhance conflict transformation skills and knowledge; and support joint community peace initiatives.