“We dream of a just and peaceful society.”
We are a network of youth-led and youth-focused organizations striving for peace in the Philippines. We cater to the young generation because the youth is the largest stakeholder for peace and a powerful force in making vital social changes.
Our programs are:
– Networking and Linkaging
– Youth Formation and Capability Building
– Peace Advocacy
Principles of Engagement:
– Promoting a culture of peace.
a) We oppose all forms of violence. Violence infringes on the right of the youth to grow and undergo a natural process of self-actualization. It places the youth in a vulnerable situation and creates a violent environment. Violence is not an option in settling conflict. Peace should be achieved through peaceful means.
b) We condemn violations of human rights. We will advance structural justice, promote tolerance, respect diverse ideological perspectives and work actively against oppression, development aggression, socio-economic and political inequalities.
c) We support the struggle for self-determination of ethno-cultural groups and uphold their cultural and religious beliefs.
d) We support non-violent approaches in resolving conflicts such as peace talks, dialogues and consultations, among others.
– Building a constituency of peace among the youth.
a) We uphold the youth’s clamor for determining and shaping their identity and being free from cultural inroads that malign their own.
b) We work to develop a strong network of youth with a broad mass-base, adhering to and advocating for sustainable and just peace, and ensuring that the youth agenda is heard at all levels, and employing consensus in its own decision-making processes.
c) We will build solidarity with local and international youth networks for the advancement of the youth peace agenda.