Peace Building Through Youth in Zimbabwe
Peace has been elusive in many countries of the world.
Of late, it has been noted that youths contribute immensely to violent conflict as witnessed in the MENA region of the Arab Spring.This is chiefly because the youths, especially in Africa, make up almost half of the population yet often are ignored in political matters, even those that involve them.
Theories by peace practitioners across the world have helped explain why there continues to be turmoil all over the world, right across from the North to the South.Of interest is the 'Youth Bulge Theory' which is explained in some depths in this work.
The author looks at attempts made in Zimbabwe to rope in youths to participate in Peace Building by comparing initiatives in other countries across the globe and what this third world country is doing to use the 'Youth Bulge' to its advantage.
This piece of work should help nations to avoid violent conflict involving youths through offering advise on how to engage the youths meaningfully in politics.
Foreman Musasa, born in 1970 in Chibi District of Masvingo Province-Zimbabwe.
He is a High School teacher and an administrator with an MSc in Peace and Governance from Bindura University of Science Education as well as a BA in English and Communication Studies from the Zimbabwe Open University.He is interested in Politics and International Relation