University amsterdam youthpeacebuilding2011Presentation Transcript
Young people as decision makers in Colombia? May-2011
05/03/11 FARC PARAMILITARIES YP promoting participation practices YP Promoting a culture of peace YP establishing reporting mechanisms YP creating peacebuildng methods MILITARY FORCES YP promoting good treatment to CYP Who is involved?
05/03/11 Young people constitute a significant % of the armed actors involved in the conflict 49% of young Colombians live in conditions of poverty and 15.3% live as homeless 50% do not finish high school and only 8.2 has completed higher education The potential of young people, their population weight, the importance for the country and themselves that their rights are realized and that have better opportunities, their significant contribution to reducing violence and strengthening the democracy In the first 4 months of 2010, 56% of homicide victims were young (15 - 29 years). And every year 80,000 young people are forced displaced