Policy, Publications, Children and Youth, Inequalities

Harnessing Public Employment Programmes' Potential: An Intervention Brief Focusing on Youth Inclusion in South Africa's Community Work Programme

Youth continue to be worst affected by social and economic issues such as unemployment, substance abuse and violence (ILO, 2021; United Nations, 2011). South African youth are no exception to this claim, experiencing the world's highest rate of unemployment as well as some of the highest rates of homicide and...

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Policy, Publications, Children and Youth, Transitional Justice

Harnessing Africa's Demographic Dividends for Youth Participation in Transitional Justice

This policy paper explores the impacts of violent conflict on youth in Africa and approaches for ensuring their effective involvement in peace and transitional justice processes. It analyses regional and international policies that guarantee youth participation, and identifies challenges working against them. The paper concludes with recommendations on how best...

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Policy, Publications, Children and Youth, Inequalities, Youth Violence

Advancing Youth Inclusion and Violence Prevention through Public Support Programmes

State-run socio-economic and livelihood support programmes have been shown to increase the social inclusion of young people and thereby contribute to the prevention of violence involving youth. This practice brief outlines strategies for civil society practitioners to advocate for these public programmes, improve their implementation and amplify their positive effects,...

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Policy, Publications, Children and Youth, Inequalities


Released in January 2022 , this summary report, The Roles and Responsibilities of Private Sector Actors in Transitional Justice in Africa and Latin America: Phase II, is part of a larger initiative led by the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC), which examines past and present transitional justice processes...

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Policy, Publications, Children and Youth, Inequalities

Youth Inclusion in the Development of South Africa's National Youth Policy (2020–2030): Reflections and Recommendations

South Africa's National Youth Policy (NYP) 2020–2030 (DWYPD, 2020) represents the country's third attempt to outline actions that can or should be taken, by government and other stakeholders, to facilitate youth development at local and national levels. Meaningful youth inclusion and participation represents a central value within this policy. This...

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