Youth for Peace and Reintegration (YPR) Program
2008 – 2010
This program built on the work initiated in the Sahakarya Shantiko (A Joint Initiative for Peace); a network initiated by Nagarik Aawaz comprising of organizations committed and working at the grassroots level for peace building and conflict transformation in Nepal since 2003. The opportunity to continue and expand peace-building work in Nepal has increased with the success of people�s movement II in April 2006. Members Sahakarya Shantiko have identified the possibility to work through the Youth for Peace and Reintegration (YPR) program to support the reintegration of conflict induced internally displaced persons (IDPs) and the conflict affected communities. On this backdrop NA initiated YPR with the financial support of The Ford Foundation ,Delhi in the partnership of four women led organizations in four districts namely; Tharu Women Upliftment Centre, Bardiya, Nepal Women Community Service Centre,Dang, Women Association for Marginalized Women, Surkhet and Fatima Foundation Nepal Banke from 2008 to 2010. The Program was specially focused in the psycho- social approach to support them who were adversely affected by conflict to overcome their trauma. The program supported the healing and re-integration process for individuals and groups through community outreach.
- To increase communities capacity of resilience to conflict.
- To influence favorable policies and support system for the conflict affected communities.
- To improve access and use of psychological support and referral system.