The Cordaid exhibition Youth as Positive Actors of Change highlights portraits and stories of nine young peace activists. They come from Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan. They create hope and positive change in a world that most of us only associate with hopelessness and despair.
Worldwide, more than 600 million young people live in a country marked by conflict. Out of poverty, despair or revenge, young people join armed militias or criminal gangs. However, young people’s role as positive agents of conflict transformation and peacebuilding is often overlooked. Youth leaders around the globe build bridges between polarized communities. Between Shia and Sunni, Muslims and Christians. Between younger and older generations, men and women, rich and poor.
UN Security Council Resolution 2250
The exhibition "Youth as Positive Actors of Change” ties in with the fourth anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 2250, which is adopted on 9 December 2015. That resolution recognizes and reinforces the role of young people as indispensable builders of peace and security. No perpetrators, no victims, but bridge builders who need to be involved in peace processes from start to finish. To celebrate the fourth anniversary of UN Resolution 2250, we share the stories of nine inspiring young men and women.
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