Nearly twenty years of war has had a devastating impact on children in Afghanistan. War casualties among Afghan children are on the rise, and nearly half do not attend school.
Over 25% of the world's children live in areas with little to no access to education, health care, or safety. Peace Science highlights some of the risks and consequences specific to youth during violent conflict and Peacebuilding Deeply comments on how, historically, we have focused on of either the “empowerment” of youth or their "radicalization"...but neglect the young person’s critical role as a peacebuilder.
New research from Mercy Corps and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice finds that access to secondary education reduces support and for violent extremist groups.
Conflicts are embedded within overlapping local, national, and global structures of power. Accordingly, any intervention in a conflict can bring