Finland: Young ambassadors for peace resolve conflicts and break the chain of revenge

NordenBladet — The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has launched projects to promote peace and reconciliation in Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia. The aim of the projects that are expected to last until 2023 is to encourage young people to work for peace and to use media skills as a way of exerting influence. The Ministry’s Communications Department is responsible for the projects.

Alyas Rahimi and Faradis Farhat participated in a workshop organised in Kabul.

Lasting a few days at the end of 2019 and 2020, the Salam Programme for Iraq and Afghanistan was implemented by organising workshops for young people. The participants discussed, among other things, storytelling, media work, societal influence and the promotion of peace and reconciliation. After the workshops, the young people were appointed young ambassadors for peace.

Ornina Henry Serkis, an Iraqi citizen, participated in the workshop held in Erbil for the second time.


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