Oxfam alongside its partner organizations has developed a resource pack on community-based protection (CBP) titled, ‘From Participation to Leadership.’ The goal of the resource is to provide guidance on the implementation of CBP across a full program cycle and to share experiences directly from protection organizations and members of community protection structures from organizations around the world.
Mercy Corps’ new report, Youth & Consequences: Unemployment, Injustice, and Violence, tackles some of the most persistent assumptions driving youth programming in fragile states. Drawing on interviews and surveys with youth in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Somalia, it finds the principal drivers of political violence are rooted not in poverty, but in experiences of injustice: discrimination, corruption, and abuse by security forces.
n October 2, the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) convened a panel discussion on the new research within Oliver Kaplan’s book, Resisting War, exploring how communities use cohesion and social structures to non-violently influence armed groups. It explores how organization of civilians can implement nonviolent strategies to pressure government troops, or paramilitary or insurgent fighters to limit violence, through cases from Colombia, with extensions to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, and the Philippines, Kaplan’s research shows in some cases, where communities are more organized, there is a 25% regression in violence.
The GBV PEF is a set of guiding approaches aimed at helping practitioners make better decisions in their analysis, program design, and measurement such that GBV prevention outcomes can ultimately be evaluated. It has been built on the foundation of the Results-Based Protection framework developed by InterAction and endorsed by a broad set of humanitarian actors, including international non-governmental organizations, ICRC, and international organizations.