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UNFPA findings: A recent assessment on Peacebuilding and Youth in Uganda

Uganda has a history of a vulnerable political landscape that peak up during election times and has resulted in violence, conflicts and criminal activities. The Central and Rwenzori regions of Uganda have been hotspots for violence with the youth at the center. Youth involvement in election violence in Uganda has been occasioned with tragic outcomes and continues to pose a threat to peace and security of the nation, in addition to undermining the long-term sustainability of the democratisation processes as well as risking the view of youth wrongfully becoming viewed troublemakers rather then potential actors for peacebuilding. This rapid assessment was conducted to generate evidence on improving youth inclusion in peacebuilding to support interventions in the UN Secretary Generals Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) project.