Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding
Violent conflict is often a symptom of deep rooted inequality and social exclusion.
Urban violence in Brazil’s poor neighborhoods claims thousands of young lives every year. The “Security and Citizenship” programme supports governments and communities in developing Local Violence Prevention Plans that address causes and responses to conflict. Sports, arts and culture are used as a creative tool to channel young people’s energy away from violence and towards the construction of positive relationships. Combined with peaceful dispute resolution and legal mechanisms, the programme will provide a replicable example of conflict prevention.
Our work addresses conflict both as a cause and symptom of poverty and hunger in the world recognizing it as a precondition for MDG fulfillment. We are supporting 19 joint programmes in this area with an allocation of US$94 million. These efforts contribute to achieving MDG goals on eradicating extreme poverty promoting gender equality and empowering women. 15% of the budget in this area is directed towards gender related interventions.
Analysis of key findings and achievements
This report captures the main achievements and experiences of the MDG-F’s programmes in this thematic window and presents their impact on the lives of communities across five regions. Prepared by an independent expert, the study is based on extensive desk reviews, interviews with selected joint programmes, and a thorough analysis and synthesis of inputs and contributions.
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