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Jeunesse Connect Issue 2

Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is a universal vise that threatens women and girls, as well as boys and men in all regions of the world. While the scourge of GBV is receiving much more attention internationally – as illustrated by UN Security Council Resolutions 1325, and 1888 – preventing GBV is a complex challenge. Against this background, Arigatou International together with NCA and other regional partners has come up with a Regional Advocacy Strategy (RAS) against GBV in Burundi, DRC, Mali, Somalia and South Sudan. The strategy looks at GBV and its effect on children and youth and aims to empower the young people in building their own strategies to prevent, identify and respond to GBV within their respective countries. It is within this framework that we held a four-day seminar termed ACTION! Consultations were held together with twenty-seven youth from the above-mentioned countries to strengthen their advocacy activities against GBV.
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Jeunesse Connect Issue 1

Gender Based Violence remains a major issue all around the world exacerbated in conflict and post-conflict settings where sexual violence is used as a war weapon and where violence encourages the perpetration of gender-based violence within all components of the society, including homes, schools, workplace, etc. This newsletter publication mainly features the activities of the African Youth and Children Network for Human Rights (YCNR) (Réseau des Enfants et Jeunes Africains pour les Droits Humains (REJADH), a Youth of faith network that Arigatou International has brought together with the help of Norwegian Church Aid to address issues of Gender Based Violence in conflict and post conflict countries and how they negatively impact on children (Countries of focus - Burundi, Mali, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia and South Sudan).
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Regional Youth Peace Building Forum

The major actors involved in violent extremism are vulnerable youth in unstable areas. This is especially the case in the Eastern Africa region. In this regard, Arigatou International – Nairobi in collaboration with the Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) and ICCO Cooperation facilitated a three day regional reflection forum with the theme "Deepening Cooperation in Countering Violent Extremism." It sought to foster a deeper understanding of the drivers of youth radicalization into violent extremism in the region, and to generate recommendations aimed at sensitizing people working with youth to address the topic. Youth–centered approaches and intra/interfaith initiatives were utilized to enhance mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and harmonious relations between religious and other groups.
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Ending Child Poverty and Violence Against Children Sombor - Serbia

Addressing challenges of Child Poverty and Violence Against Children, while simultaneously providing new sustainable pathways, the 3 days’ Workshop and Round-Table facilitated by Arigatou international - Nairobi In collaboration with the Somborski Edukativni Centar (SEC), highlighted ways that children experience poverty and the patterns of poverty across the Balkans as well as the common drivers of poverty and violence against the children.
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A Place of Faith in Ending Child Poverty

Set against the backdrop of a country healing from violent conflict and working toward economic recovery, the theme of “Affirming the Place of Faith in Ending Child Poverty” was both timely and a call to practical action.