Youth4Peace Agents of Change Media Project

Today almost half of the world’s population is under the age of twenty-four. By offering young people a possibility to take part in shaping their own futures, young people can be at the front line of Peacebuilding. This webpage features videos supported by Community Relations Council Media Grant, produced by 3FortyFive Films. The videos were record between November 2019 - March 2020. The videos show the gifts and spirit in young people to bring people together, make a difference, explore different cultures and find their role in the world as a active agent of change.

In countries affected by conflict and violence young people are commonly perceived as either perpetrators or victims. The surge in terrorism and violent extremism in the past 15 years also tends to be linked to the role of young men, and increasingly young women. In reality, the role of young people in relation to peace and security is poorly understood and much more complex than these stereotypes suggest.

Resolution 2250: In December 2015 the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2250, the first ever thematic resolution on Youth, Peace and Security. This historic document is very important for all young peace builders worldwide because it brings recognition and legitimacy for youth’s efforts in building peace. On the 6th June 2018 UN Security Council unanimously adopted a new resolution on #Youth4Peace

This project has received support from the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council which aims to promote a pluralist society characterised by equity, respect for diversity, and recognition of interdependence. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Community Relations Council"

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TARANOM. Kerry Anderson is a Beyond Skin #youth4peace ambassador studying conflict transformation and social justice at Queen's University Belfast. Taranom (15yrs) is a young musician who joined the Afghan Women's Orchestra at the age of 10. Now relocated to Finland with her family Taranom talks to Kerry) about her love for music and her memories of Afghanistan.

TRADITIONAL ARTS PARTNERSHIP. Fly on the wall documentary documenting an event at Tí Culiann Newry with 32 children and young people, their parents and a diversity of guest artists. 

KACPER. Kacper Lewandowski loves music, especially Heavy Metal. In this video Kacper talks about his love for Metal and how music has helped him integrate and adapt to making Belfast his new home.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY.  A video featuring five youth4peace ambassadors women highlighting the importance of #equalforequal. Arianna is the Northern Ireland representative on the United Network of Young Peacebuilders European Youth Advocacy team.

Raphael Frank is a Grime/Trap/HipHop producer who has visited Northern Ireland numerous times working with young people on peace related projects.