The Youth Space of Dialogue and Mediation: An Exploration

  • Citation: Mubashir, Mir, and Irena Grizelj. “The Youth Space of Dialogue and Mediation: An Exploration.” Berghof Foundation Operations , 2018.
    • Topics:
    • Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
    • Keywords:
    • youth
    • space
    • dialogue and mediation
    • community cohesion
    • empowerment

This exploration decidedly disengages from the prevalent discourses on youth, which are already quite well-covered in literature: ‘they are both troublemakers and peacemakers’ or ‘they are a special and potent category of peace agents, and therefore need to be empowered’. Rather, the focus of this exploration is on existing stories of dialogic and mediative efforts in the youth space, in an attempt to bring to light some insights usually left in the dark, and to stimulate a discourse hitherto absent. This is deemed particularly timely, given the inception of a myriad of initiatives since the adoption of Resolution 2250.

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