Youth & Consequences: Unemployment, Injustice, and Violence

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.

The People’s Perspectives: Civilian Involvement in Armed Conflict

This report from the Center for Civilians in Conflict explores the perspectives and experiences of civilians in conflict-affected countries. The report consists of an analytical overview and four case studies in Bosnia, Libya, Gaza, and Somalia.

UNICEF’s Social Norm Change Initiative for Risk Reduction

UNICEF’s “Communities Care” project in Somalia is a good example of programming that both provides services to gender-based violence (GBV) survivors and simultaneously promotes social norm change to prevent or reduce the violence