Announcing The World BEYOND War Youth Network (WBWYN) – it is run by youth for youth. Young people (aged 15-27) involved or interested in peacebuilding, sustainable development, and related fields can join at no cost. The network will work on:
Equipping young peacebuilders: The network creates space for young people and other change makers to build their capacity around war abolition and peacebuilding work, through training, workshops, and mentoring activities.
Empowering young people to take action. The network provides ongoing support to youth to carry out their own projects in three areas: demilitarising security, managing conflict without violence, and creating a culture of peace.
Growing the movement. The network connects and supports a new generation of war abolishers by bringing youth and adults together to work on issues related to peace, justice, climate change, gender equality, and youth empowerment.
This is info on our Webinar that was held on May 14, 2021 Open to All: War and Militarism: An Intergenerational Dialogue Across Cultures
We were delighted to be partnering with the Commonwealth Secretariat for what was n interesting and informative webinar.
We will explore the causes and effects of war and militarism in different settings, and showcase innovative approaches being used to support youth-led, intergenerational peacebuilding efforts at global, regional, national, and local levels.
The webinar will offer cross-cultural perspectives on militarism and war from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. It will feature inspiring speakers from World BEYOND War, the Commonwealth Secretariat, and their respective youth networks: the World BEYOND War Youth Network (WBWYN) and the Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (CYPAN). The webinar is designed to be a place for sharing, learning, and envisioning new possibilities for action.
The Panelists were:
David Swanson – Co-founder and Executive Director. World BEYOND War – USA
Dr. Terri-Ann Gilbert-Roberts – Research Manager, The Commonwealth Secretariat – Jamaica
Chiara Anfuso – young peacebuilder and activist, and member and Co-chair of the World BEYOND War Youth Network – Italy
Christine Odera – Coordinator of the Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassador Network, CWPAN) – Kenya
Tareq Layka – Dentist, activist, peacebuilder, and member of the WBW Youth Network – Syria
Angelo Cardona – Human rights defender, peace and disarmament activist, and member of World BEYOND War Youth Network and Advisory Board – Colombia
Epah Mfortaw Nyukechen – Founding President of the University of Buea International Relations and Conflicts Resolution Students’ Association – Cameroon
Dr. Phill Gittins – Education Director, World BEYOND War – England
NB: We promote events at a wide variety of times chosen by WBW or by coalitions we are working with. We know that any one time is not convenient for the whole globe, so we try to vary the times. We also stream every webinar to our youtube page and post the videos at https://worldbeyondwar.org/webinars to be watched at your convenience.
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