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PROMOTING LEADERSHIP AND ACTIVISM OF YOUTH (PLAY) FOR PEACE IN LIBYA

Libye

Titre : PROMOTING LEADERSHIP AND ACTIVISM OF YOUTH (PLAY) FOR PEACE IN LIBYA

Pays : Libye
Localisation : Misrata, Tawergha, and Bani Walid in Western Libya by

Durée : 2020 – 2022

Descriptif
USAID’s Promoting Leadership and Activism of Youth (PLAY) for Peace in Libya (or “PLAY for Peace”) activity aims to increase youth participation in reconciliation efforts by providing safe spaces for dialogue and skills development, and opportunities for youth to engage with their communities. The two-year program seeks to reduce the likelihood of violence in Misrata, Tawergha, and Bani Walid in Western Libya by strengthening youth-to-youth relationships and promoting civic participation.

Objectifs
PLAY for Peace will provide youths in the three cities with the safe spaces, and the skills needed, to foster positive relationships and collaborative attitudes to peacebuilding within and between their communities. These activities will also help to promote reconciliation efforts amongst youth and their communities.

PLAY for Peace also encourages institutional change by fostering youth civic participation and greater collaboration with their respective municipal councils, and through localized reconciliation efforts specific to the context and dynamic of each community. Implementation of the program is being conducted in close partnership with the Libyan branch of non-governmental organization Youth Peer Education Network (Y-PEER) an international network of over 500 non-profit organizations and governmental institutions, whose members includes thousands of young people working to empower youth around the world.

Activités
* Establish youth groups for participants aged 18-24 years old in Misrata, Tawergha, and Bani Walid to develop peace projects and awareness campaigns ;
* Deliver life skills trainings on personal growth through leadership, trust, self-confidence, and changing inter-personal behaviors regarding discrimination and violence between groups ;
* Broadcast positive messages to counter hate speech and promote the role of youth in peace and reconciliation efforts to the wider public through radio shows, podcasts, live stream videos, and social media platforms ; and
* Engage with local communities through community events to showcase disseminate positive messages of cohesion, and encourage civic engagement within and between cities ; and
* Work with youth leaders, civil society organizations, and municipal councils to develop a youth engagement strategy and a ‘Voice of Youth’ campaign.

Mise en œuvre : International Rescue Committee, Inc. (IRC)

Budget  : $1.5 million

Agence de Développement International du Gouvernement des Etats Unis (USAID)

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