Photo credit: Alex Kay Potter/Saferworld
Photo credit: Alex Kay Potter/Saferworld

Youth, peace and security

Saferworld works with youth-led organisations Resonate! Yemen and Rowad Foundation to support young people in their peacebuilding work. We build their employment and entrepreneurship skills, support business start-up, and create opportunities for networking and joint advocacy on youth policies.

We provide small grants to support local youth activities, such as interactive theatre performances, and short films and songs promoting peace. We have also helped young people to communicate with national and international audiences through social media campaigns, including the “Let’s Coexist” video, and through exploring the work of Yemeni street artist, Abdurahman Hussein, in: Murad: #MakeArtNotWar.

In 2016 Saferworld designed and created an innovative remote peacebuilding course for youth activists using WhatsApp. Through WhatsApp – the most commonly-used mobile platform in Yemen – young people from a variety of geographical and political backgrounds learnt about personal resilience, collective memory, understanding each other’s context, action planning and practical skills to support peacebuilding. 

Our work continues to support young men and women to bring their voices and communicate their views to wider audiences, learn from each other’s experiences, and bridge conflict divides.

See our video on YouTube, 'Yemen's youth in transition', showing how Saferworld is empowering young men and women.