Welcome to Children/Youth as Peacebuilders (CAP)
Children/Youth as Peacebuilders focuses on the rights and protection needs of young people living inside wars and post-conflict situations. A central feature of our work is young people's participation in all aspects of our programs. This includes research, project design/implementation and advocacy.
CAP works with young people who have been victims, witnesses and actors in war's violence.
CAP's programs begin with research where young people define the realities of their situations. The second step is the development of solutions for these issues, ones where young people both contribute and benefit. CAP provides assistance through the documentation of abuses of children's rights, support for community programs and capacity building for youth leadership. Advocacy for young people's rights - and their voice in the realisation of these rights - is an essential part of our work.
We have learned a lot in working with young people. The first is that a little money can make a big difference. Youth learn best through action - tangible alternatives to war are important. And small changes can have a major impact on children's lives.
DARKNESS OF WAR: Children's Memories of the Rwanda Genocide
This exhibit of drawings and writings by youth survivors provides a portrait of their memories and the meaning of war.
Youth leaders in Colombia have a passion for the possibility of change.
Check out this short video with Andrea as she speaks about her work and commitment to social justice and equality.
LIFE IS A DANCE
The politics of Colombia's war and the actions of armed groups have changed considerably over the past 50 years.
This paper analyzes this history and its impact on young people.