In 2016, Dieudonné was kidnapped by a group of armed men as he returned home from working the fields with his family. Along with twenty five other young people from his village, he was forced to march to the training camp of the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).
Emma and Ngala were still at school when conflict broke out in Central African Republic (CAR). Their school was in the 4th arrondissement - one of Bangui’s eight districts which was hit particularly hard by the violence.
This week, British Minister of State Alistair Burt, announced that Conciliation Resources will lead a specialist global consortium to deliver an innovative programme of conflict resolution.
Conciliation Resources has appointed former senior Irish diplomat, Dr David Donoghue, as the new Chair of its Board of Trustees.
This year, the UN’s International Youth Day is championing safe spaces for youth - places where young people can come together, express themselves, and participate in decision making. In peacebuilding, creating these safe spaces is a vital first step in allowing young people to share their experiences of conflict, and work towards achieving a more peaceful future.