Youth and Peacebuilding & CVE

Toolkit for Law Enforcement: Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence
This toolkit was prepared by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), U.S. Department of Justice. OJJDP is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the Community Capacity Development Office; the National Institute of Justice; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART). Points of view or opinions expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of OJJDP or the U.S. Department of Justice

USAID’s Free Toolkit on Youth and Conflict
This toolkit is part of a series that explores how development assistance can address key risk factors associated with conflict. One area that is receiving increasing attention is the relationship between young people and violence. Recent studies have found a significant correlation between large youth cohorts and political instability and violence. A large pool of young people does not need to be destabilizing, however if young people — particularly young men — are uprooted, intolerant, jobless, and have few opportunities for positive engagement, they represent a ready pool of recruits for ethnic, religious, and political extremists seeking to mobilize violence.

examines key issues related to youth participation in violence;
discusses lessons learned in developing programs for at-risk youth;
presents a range of program options; and
identifies relevant USAID mechanisms and implementing partners.

Action Guide on the Prevention of Gender-Based Violence Among Youth: Breaking the Cycle

This manual is a guide for trainers in youth clubs, associations, centers, schools, or any other structure working with and for youth and youth development. The curriculum can be implemented as a whole or some activities can be selected and adjusted depending on the needs of each training program. It is planned based on different steps to get to work in this field with youth, so depending on which skills are more demanded, and depending on available time, it will be possible to go directly to the terms and objectives anyone wants to reach
The objectives of the present training manual are:

To provide educators in formal and non-formal education with information and tools for working with young people in the prevention of and fight against GBV.
To contribute to exposing and challenging attitudes of tolerance towards GBV among young people.
To encourage and empower young people to resist GBV and to develop attitudes of self-respect and self-value through their active participation in the proposed activities

Training Manual on Theatre-Based Techniques for Youth Peer Education
Theatre-Based Techniques for Youth Peer Education: A Training Manual is a publication that provides an overview of using theater in health education. It contains four peer theater training workshops, a series of theater games and exercises that can be used in trainings, and information on developing and building a peer theater program. A collaboration between the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and FHI 360, this tool was produced for the Youth Peer Education Network (Y-PEER), a project coordinated by UNFPA.

Sport for Protection Toolkit

The ‘Sport for Protection toolkit: Programming with Young People in Forced Displacement Settings’ was created by UNHCR, IOC and Terre des hommes (Tdh), aiming to better understand the role that sport can play in the protection and well-being of refugee and internally displaced young people. This toolkit represents the next step in an ongoing collaboration that aims to better understand the role that sport can play in the protection and well-being of refugee and internally displaced young people. It builds on more than 20 years of work between UNHCR and the International Olympic Committee to bring sport to some of the world’s most disadvantaged young people. In September 2017, the IOC, supported closely by UNHCR, launched the Olympic Refuge Foundation. The goal is to harness the power of sport to strengthen the protection, development and empowerment environments for vulnerable children and youth

Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Toolkit for Humanitarian Settings
This Toolkit is intended to guide humanitarian programme managers and healthcare providers to ensure that sexual and reproductive health interventions put into place both during and after a crisis are responsive to the unique needs of adolescents.
It provides user-friendly tools for assessing the impact of a crisis on adolescents, implementing an adolescent-friendly Minimum Initial Service Package , and ensuring that adolescents can participate in the development and implementation of humanitarian programmes. Other tools are specifically designed for healthcare providers to help them be more effective in providing and tracking services for adolescents at the clinic and community levels.
The Toolkit was created by Save the Children and UNFPA, under the guidance of a Technical Advisory Group comprised of UNICEF, UNHCR, Women’s Refugee Commission, IRC, RAISE, Pathfinder International, JSI, CDC and Columbia University.

Toolkit for Child Protection Actors: Gender-Based Violence Against Children and Youth with Disabilities
This toolkit was designed to reflect on and address capacity development needs of staff on disability inclusion; identify gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response needs of children and youth with disabilities; and foster their participation in both planning and implementation of activities to prevent and reduce the risks of violence.
Studies suggest that children with disabilities are at a greater risk of experiencing physical and sexual violence than children without disabilities. They may be hidden in communities due to stigma and discrimination and excluded from school and other educational opportunities. Adolescent girls and boys with disabilities, particularly those with intellectual disabilities, may be excluded from activities that increase their knowledge about violence, sex and healthy relationships, as well as from peer networks that might protect them from violence. Girls, boys, young women and young men with disabilities have unique insights into critical issues that shape their daily lives and the obstacles they face. They also have a variety of skills and capacities to contribute to programming for children and youth, but are rarely consulted in program design and planning.

Conflict Resolution and Peer Mediation Toolkit
The Conflict Resolution and Peer Mediation Toolkit provides the training notes, handouts, sample agendas, and resource templates to initiate a peer mediation program for youth.
In this Toolkit:
In this Toolkit, you will find the training notes, handouts, sample agendas, and resource templates needed to initiate a peer mediation program for youth.

Toolkit on Youth Peer Education: Training of Trainers Manual
The Training of Trainers Manual is a curriculum tool to prepare master-level peer education trainers. The manual uses participatory techniques based on a variety of theoretical frameworks to ensure that future trainers are skilled and confident in their abilities to train peer educators and serve as informed resources for their peers. The manual resulted from a collaboration between the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and FHI 360. It was produced for the Youth Peer Education Network (Y-PEER), a project coordinated by UNFPA.

Gender Toolkit: A Manual for Youth Peace Workers

In this toolkit, you will get information and guidelines for work with gender in youth peace organisations. It builds on the experience of former Gender Officers and the Gender Working Group. It comprises of checklists, best practices, resources and modules which allow you to implement gender perspective in every aspect of your work.
This toolkit builds on the experiences of former and current UNOY gender officers, its Gender Working Group and input from a gender survey amongst their members, multiple gender trainings and literature on gender (mainstreaming).

As a network uniting youth peace organisations, UNOY Peacebuilders is conscious of the need for information on gender mainstreaming in working with youth and peace. Therefore, with this toolkit they aims to provide guidelines on integrating a gender perspective into peacebuilding and work with youth.

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