Literacy Education in Conflict and Crisis – Affected Contexts Final Report


There is a deep-rooted assumption in program literature that lack of opportunities makes people, and young men in particular
,more vulnerable to recruitment into “armed movements and local criminality and provides fodder for anti-government political agendas” (Lund & Ulman, 2009, p. vii). This assumption was particularly prominent in documentation on youth programming in
Mindanao and Yemen. Thus youth employment and employability skills were designed and implemented as an effort to combat
terrorism and youth involvement in armed groups. It has been observed that “youth are both an‘overlooked vulnerable group, and idle and disillusioned youth are a potential threat to peace building.

Source InstitutionUnited States Agency for International Development
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Page Count81
Place of PublicationManila
Original Publication DateMarch 1, 2014
Tags Manual/Guide Affected Contexts, Special Report Literacy Education