Peace at the hard-edge of conflict
Supporting young people
Youth Peace Platforms in northeast Nigeria.
Talking to armed groups
Community peace structures are working at the edge of conflict - not only negotiating with armed groups to ensure the safety of their communities, but also encouraging fighters to lay down their weapons and find alternatives to violence.
Whether kidnapped or coerced, when women, men and children return to communities from armed groups, they often face suspicion, exclusion and even violence. Peace structures are vital for rebuilding trust between individuals, families and communities.
Religious, ethnic and social divisions often ignite violent conflict. Community peace structures help bring people from different backgrounds together, to overcome these divides and dispel misconceptions that fuel violence.