In South Sudan, many young people understand the need for them to participate in peacebuilding, but often lack the capacity and resources to take action. Conciliation Resources carried out a study to capture the voices of over 100 young people in the context of on-going civil war in the country. This report documents their thoughts on what needs to change to enable them to meaningfully participate in peacebuilding.
South Sudan: youth perspectives on peace and security
This research also contributes to a larger United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Progress Report, 'The Missing Peace: Independent Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security'. Conciliation Resources was invited by UNFPA to contribute to the report. Between July and September 2017, we conducted participatory research with 494 young people living in Afghanistan, Jammu and Kashmir, South Sudan, the Georgian-Abkhaz context, and among youth of the Ogaden diaspora living in the United Kingdom.