Teaching Peace in a war affected Afghanistan

The decades-long conflict destroyed the basic infrastructure of Afghan society. Intolerance and religious extremism eroded the unique and rich tradition of accommodation and liberalism that had been the country’s heritage.

Teaching peace-building concepts and skills as an alternative to violent extremism encourages youth to engage positively with their peers on campus. The students bring negotiation and mediation skills into their communities. They influence the dialogue among family members and neighbors. They model new ways to resolve differences and avoid the violence that has plagued their villages and communities for decades.

Knowing these social needs among youths and students, YSP – Afghanistan has been organizing Nonviolent Communication Seminars for youths and students from different universities and high schools in Kabul.

Through this ongoing program YSP is supporting Sustainable Development Goal 16, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions as well as the SDG Goal 4, Quality Education.

YSP – Afghanistan organized 5 Nonviolent Communication seminars for more than 50 youths in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2019.