“Young people are the game-changers and the
agents of peace, the partners of today and
leaders of tomorrow.”
600 million youth sleep in fragile, political orientation and conflict-acted settings, and unfortunately, young men, women, boys, and girls become victims of conflicts and extremism of which, they’re neither the cause nor the initiator. Youth are the game-changers and also the agents of peace, the partners of these days and leaders of tomorrow. Today, there are 1.2 billion young people aged fifteen to twenty-four years, accounting for sixteen percent of the worldwide population. Young population, of various 195 countries within the entire world with heterogeneous cultural and spiritual backgrounds ought to raise their voices and share their expectations similarly as proposals on a way to flip the planet into a lot of secure, peaceful, and prosperous place. As a comprehensive and inclusive cooperation mechanism, there is a number of organizations and councils that are invariably able to support youth initiatives for his or her direction in peacebuilding and to collaborate with regional and international organizations to the present end. Extremism is actually a political term that determines the activities that don’t seem to be in accordance with norms of the state, are totally intolerant toward others, reject democracy as a method of governance conjointly the way of drawback determination, and also reject the prevailing social order. It will be impelled by a spread of factors, together with ideologies, non-secular beliefs, political opinions, and prejudices against particular teams of people. Folks could also be radicalized in many various ways, and over different time frames from as very little as many days or hours, or it should take many years. It’s “the quality or state of being extreme” or “the support of maximum measures or views”. Extremist beliefs are profound convictions that oppose the basic values of society, the laws of democracy, and universal human rights by advocating the ascendency of a selected cluster (racial, religious, political, economic, social, etc.). Youth represents promise and potential, not peril, political orientation, and problems. In step with the statistics, the bulk of foreign terrorist fighters recruited is youth. We should work along towards implementing World Organization Resolution 2250 through mechanisms that might alter young people to participate meaningfully in peace processes and dispute resolution. The international community still lacks a comprehensive positioning and holistic policy, commitments, priorities or responsibilities to satisfy the aspirations of young people around the world.
There are several youth organizations not solely in Pakistan but within the entire world further who are acting on peacebuilding by creating this their high priority in their communities. Community peacebuilding aims at developing trust, safety, and social cohesion inside and between communities; strengthening social and cultural capacities to resolve disputes and conflict, and marketing inter-ethnic and inter-group interaction and dialogue to avoid extremism. Enhancing logic, drawback solving, and demanding assuming skills of youngsters was seen as a significant component in preventing violence and extremism. Empowering students to think critically teaches them to challenge ideas, construct rational thoughts, and interact in healthy debates.
The lives and experiences of youngsters are additional complicated than typically depicted and youth will play several roles in fragile and conflict settings as well as perpetrators, victims, and peacemakers. Empowering youth is important for interference and peacebuilding efforts. Youth must play a full-of-life role in making and promoting peace, tolerance, co-existence, and a non-extremist environment. They need to address all kinds of conflicts and problems through a constructive method that encourages reconciliation, political theory, and conflict resolution. They’re going to be a part of the long-run native development and assume important roles in the resolution of conflicts and political theory inside their communities. So building their capability as peacebuilding actors is vital to strengthening democratic governance and determining issues at the native and national levels by operating to refrain from extremism.
“Let us not just talk about youth. Let us work with youth in true solidarity.”
In the age of information, education, social media, and civil society institutions are the driving forces to address the root causes of extremism and radicalization. Young minds should be educated in a way that they can differentiate knowledge and propaganda. Media should strike the right balance between freedom of expression and the danger to feed extremist tendencies. Being perceived differently makes people exposed to victimization. Labeling someone as the other, just because he or she is considered different, fuels so many tensions, which may inter alia end up in violent extremism, including terrorism. We should never stop saying time and again that our differences are indeed our strengths.
“The thoughts that view the youth as the part of the solution rather than the source of the problem would contribute to the unification of the hearts and minds of the youth.”
The seventeen SDGs of the 2030 Agenda for property Development adopted by world leaders in Sept 2015 at a historic World Organization Summit can’t be enforced while not peace. UNDP has been rigorously finding out the foundation causes of the factors pushing the people to extremism. UNDP detected that economic opportunities, inclusive education, structured dialogue with youth, participation of youth in the higher cognitive processes, and braving differences and injustices are instrumental in addressing the problem. By utilizing sport, communities can make sure that they’re getting ready for the grounds for hope and educating teenagers to create a brighter future. The sport also can break down social barriers and promote intercultural dialogue. Sport plays a task in encouraging social inclusion and cohesion, and unites people and communities. Turkey with success used sports to preserve the dignity of Syrian refugees. Spiritual illiteracy is the main reason for the unfolding of extremist ideology among the youth of Kyrgyzstan. the inner tensions and external conflicts because the components feeding the violent political theory in the Azerbaijan Republic as within the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Hayastan that light-emitting diode to over one million internally displaced persons. Social isolation of teenagers is one of the most reasons for violent extremism. OSCE through its United in Countering political theory Campaign works exhausting to lift awareness on the issue. Impoverishment within the African region is one of the most reasons for teenagers to become victims of extremism. Yaya Education Trust endeavors to decrease the amount of these young people attracted and brainwashed by terrorist and extremist groups. Spiritual accomplishment and education ought to be inspired and supported. This can enhance individual resilience against extremisms. Development of the social aspects of national development ways must be amid robust specialization in primary and education wherever young people can study diversity and inclusion. Several youth organizations on the planet and of our country likewise carry out multiple development help comes across the world admire providing infrastructure for schools, playgrounds, and youth centers therefore these efforts are all pertinent components of giving teenagers an alternative to extremist actions. Personal investments in areas of potential or in progress conflict and political theory will give employment, opportunities, and a sense of happiness to young people preventing them from obtaining concerned about violent extremist acts. It’s important to figure out with communities, more specifically with the mothers in preventing young people from falling prey to extremism. We should always confirm each student and lecturer get proper education and training. Youth should be given education concerning the risks of social media, as well as extremist recruitment, and about the assorted safety measures which will be taken. Even supposing laid-off and uneducated teenagers with financially poor backgrounds are principally influenced by extremist ideas, there also are young people coming back from comparatively higher social segments who enter into the influence of radical ideologies. When analyzing the terrorist and extremist teams it’s important to know 3 elements–their intentions, capabilities, and opportunities. There are also non-pains and apocalyptic terrorist and extremist organizations, so it’s important to not confuse acts of terrorism, extremism, and political theory with faith. Violent extremist ideologies differ, however narrative mostly stays the same. Misuse of non-secular and different ideas by violent extremists should be deconstructed and challenged. Youth is the answer–not the matter. Extremism doesn’t have something to try and do with any religion or belief but has bound available causes and each one amongst us particularly youth needs to undertake many measures in all over the planet addressing the organic process desires of the fraternal communities and people in need. Preventing political theory won’t be potential solely through ancient institutional arrangements or education. We want to integrate young ladies and men into decision-making at the native and national levels. In line with the deliberations of the World Organization Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace, and Security, we should always work not just for teenagers, but additionally with young people. We want to pay attention to the voices of young women and men. The bulk of the young people are peace builders and it’s essential to figure out with them. The workplace of the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth works exhausting to reveal this potential. There’s still the requirement to elaborate a lot on the idea of political theory and extremism as a primary step and a secondary step, to conduct an analysis of the drivers and dynamics of the phenomenon.
“We need to integrate young women and men into decision-making at the local and national levels.”
Name: Hafiza Sabeela Jawaid
University of Karachi