Young People as Key Actors in the Process of Peacebuilding after ISIL
KAS and Al-Haq Hold Training Workshops to Promote Youth Engagement in Peacebuilding in the Governorate of Kirkuk
Throughout the years of the Islamic State’s (ISIL) military advancement in Iraq, the Kirkuk Province suffered greatly from the battles fought against the terror organizations. After its military defeat, the citizens of the province were not only left with physically injured, but they are also still feeling the aftermath of the deep reaching social damage that was done to their community, especially after the discovery of sleeping ISIL cells within the society. As Kirkuk’s population is very diverse, representing many different ethnic and religious groups, such as Arabs, Kurds, Turkmans, Christians and Muslims, it is necessary to reestablish harmonious coexistence within the community through a peacebuilding process. Considering that 65 percent of the Iraqi population is under the age of 30, it is essential that the youth plays a key role in this process, implementing peace agreements and consolidating national unity.