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 Institution||United States Agency for International Development|
|Place of Publication||Manila|
|Original Publication Date||March 1, 2014|
|Tags||Manual/Guide Affected Contexts, Special Report Literacy Education|