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Project ID:00124863Description:PBF/GMB/D-2: Young women and m
Fund:
Peacebuilding Fund
Start Date *: 23 Nov 2020
Theme:
Youth Empower/Employ-W2
End Date*: 18 Nov 2022
Country: Gambia Project Status: On Going
  Participating Organization:   Multiple
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The project is youth-led and its aim is to address the institutional barriers (such as exclusion from decision making) for young people, to strengthen youth capacity for engagement and participation in governance and leadership, and to address hate speech and counter fake news and misinformation of young people through media and local community structures. The project will mobilize young men and women to participate in community dialogue initiatives at intra and intergenerational levels to enhance inclusion, social cohesion and sustainable peace. Through the Ministry of Youth, the project will support the review and revision of statutory legal instruments dealing with young people such as the National Youth Council Act, Strategic Plans and all youth and sectoral policy documents related to youth to reflect young people’s engagement in governance and leadership and to enhance their involvement in violence prevention and social cohesion. The expectation is that the project will lead to greater youth involvement in leadership and decision-making processes to promote peaceful co-existence and decreased incidence of hate speech.

This project is a novelty initiative because the youth will be leading the actions, formulating and shaping the narrative on issues that affect them including leading peacebuilding actions, strengthening governance processes and building social cohesion using existing platforms in the country including the use of traditional and new media platforms. It is also innovative as proposed strategies and interventions will address social bullying and hate speech including promoting positive messaging and defining appropriate gateways to ensure social and traditional media becomes a safe space for Gambians, especially young women, given the delicate peace in the country since the change of government in 2016.

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