Youth Inclusion for Violence Prevention The Youth Inclusion for Violence Prevention Project, a collaboration between The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) and Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies investigated the role of public-sector employment and livelihood support programmes in promoting socio-economic inclusion of youth and preventing violence. An empirical analysis of the impact and potential of such programmes in South Africa and Kenya was done to document innovations in how such programmes engage youth and impact on violence prevention.
On the South African side, the project leveraged on the work CSVR has done assessing urban violence prevention through public employment. They documented how the South African Government’s Community Work Programme (CWP) prevents violence through building social and civic cohesion that strengthens communities and helps them address the causes and consequences of violence.
CHRIPS assessed the extent to which the Kenya Youth Employment Opportunities Project (KYEOP) implemented by the Kenya Government contributed to youth inclusion in economic and social spheres and the impact on violence. Insights were also drawn from CHRIPS’ study of the National Youth Service (NYS) Community Cohorts’ Programme in Kenya.
Intervention brief: Addressing social exclusion and barriers to participation in youth programmes