A Lost Generation: Young People and Conflict in Africa
‘Restoring Peace Project’ And The ‘Voices of Youth’ Research
Section one of this book gives voice to young people in Africa who are facing the challenge of war and its social, economic and political impacts – impacts that affected them in the recent past, are affecting them now, and will continue to
affect them far into their futures.
In particular, it presents the testimonies of
young people from Uganda, and Burundi collected as part of the ‘Restoring Peace Project’, which upholds the rights of young people affected by armed and violent conflict and promotes their active participation in the social reconstruction of their societies. Their stories provide the source material on which section two of the book builds, by analysing and throwing the spotlight on the broader African conflicts and international response.