Girls Peace

A Peacemaking Project by Mojisola O.

What is the injustice we are solving?

The project "Girls Peace" seeks to help forgotten young girls who are victims of the Boko Haram insurgency war get enrolled back to school and heal from conflict memories. Clearly, the impact of conflict affects both men and women differently. Most times, women bare most of the pain and loss as they not only lose loved ones they also suffer sexual abuse. In Northern part of Nigeria, conflict has been ongoing for six years with no end in sight. Young girls who have survived the Boko Haram insurgency have migrated and settled in different Internally Displaced Camps in rural areas in Abuja. While they live in the IDP camps, they receive little or no form of education due to two major reasons. 1) Lack of interest on part of the girls 2) Poor government intervention United Network of Youth for Peace and Diplomacy UNYPD wants to help 50 Internally Displaced girls enrolled back to school and integrate them back to the society through the Girls Peace Leadership Club. By creating the Girls Peace Leadership Club in school, young girls who are affected by conflict will be coached on peacebuilding and leadership skills to make them develop their potentials and overcome the conflict memories.

Our Compassionate Solution:

To solve this injustice of To solve the problem of young girls living in the IDPs not going to school
we will address we will address their lack of interest in education. As well as, the problem of complexity and low self esteem affecting the girls
by enrolling the girls in schools and joining them into Girls Peace Leadership clubs for proper self development