Peacebuilding UK and partners also work with local communities to coordinate the prevention of radicalization among young people to help reduce the numbers being recruited by ISIS to fight in Syria. They have experienced very similar success to those experienced by Petrus and Nanik as they respond to the radicalization of youth in Java.
Power of Goodness
Our work with Power of Goodness inspires young people in Chechnya with stories of nonviolence as a way “to ensure they grow up not with aggression but with peace in their hearts and souls,” as Venera shared at Peace Place. The Culture of Peace training gives us new, much-needed tools, knowledge and inspiration to share with our teams working to create lasting peace and break cycles of violence in war-torn communities. Rustam, who attended the training in Indonesia last year, will work with Venera to start regular, short Creating Cultures of Peace trainings with colleagues and young adults in Chechnya beginning in February. Chris, and possibly Nadine, hope to facilitate with Rustam and Venera a Creating Cultures of Peace eight-day training in Georgia in the spring of 2019 for our colleagues from Chechnya, Ukraine and Georgia.