The Global Initiative for Justice, Truth and Reconciliation (GIJTR) is issuing a call for applications from highly motivated youth activists (35 years old and younger) and/or representatives of youth-led organizations to participate in the twelve-month Centering Youth Activist Voices in Atrocity Prevention project that aims to center youth voices in atrocity prevention efforts by building their capacities as active agents of peace and security in their communities and drawing on their expertise to develop youth-driven strategies for youth engagement in atrocity prevention efforts.
The GIJTR’s work in conflict and post-conflict countries has consistently demonstrated that youth and youth-led organizations are positioned to play a crucial role in atrocity prevention efforts by monitoring or observing potential crises, collecting data on emerging situations and disseminating this information to national or international atrocity prevention mechanisms or databases. Despite these trends, youth are frequently overlooked within transitional justice and atrocity prevention efforts and remain an untapped resource that can contribute to atrocity prevention and early warning sign identification. To date, there has yet to be a youth-driven framework for youth participation in atrocity prevention.
To bridge this divide, through a combination of online and in-person trainings, the Centering Youth in Atrocity Prevention project invites young activists from Afghanistan, Balkans, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Philippines, or Thailand to:
As members of the GIJTR, the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC), Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) and the Humanitarian Law Center (HLC) are seeking ten motivated youth activists or youth-led organizations to take part in the Centering Young Activist Voices in Atrocity Prevention project.
No late or incomplete applications will be considered.