Youth Action for Peace
The project is based in district Srinagar, the summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The rationale behind this is to force for positive change among vulnerable youth who do not find any platform to participate in the critical issues of the state and be counted as a major stakeholders in the state; the generation that can help transition their countries into productive and secure nations. However, youth are the primary participants in conflict today. There are number of reasons for this- lack of economic opportunities and political voice and a sense of belonging to their communities. Most often the young people can imagine their voice being heard is through violence. The normal life of the youth remains disrupted due to constant disturbance and the huge potential that they have goes waste. Apart from this, the community loses its best assets to the problems like unemployment, uncertainty, drug abuse, mental disorders etc. This project is thus an effort to channelize the energy and potential of the youth in a positive direction, and to make them potential information pools for their communities apart from enhancing their problem solving capacities.
The beneficiaries are youth belonging to volatile areas of Srinagar and belong to lower and middle class families. Apart from this, the indirect beneficiaries are the community members.
Direct beneficiaries: 150 – Indirect beneficiaries: 250
Male: 240 and Females: 160
Type of Beneficiaries: The beneficiaries are youth belonging to volatile areas of Srinagar and belong to lower and middle class families. Apart from this, the indirect beneficiaries are the community members
Key Intervention Area:
• Mobilizing and organizing vulnerable youth for increased awareness towards services, entitlements, rights and duties through capacity development
• Promoting multi-stakeholder dialogue between youth, activists, intellectuals, government officials and representatives from civil society organizations on Peace, Democracy, Human Rights and entitlements