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This highlights the fact that programs geared towards peace promotion need to work together with the youth who are often mobilised in such violence. Organisations need to involve their ideas, their strategies and their visions in the design and in the implementation of Peace Promotion Projects. In the end, this will empower ownership among the youth in the community.
Until STB, there were no NGO-initiatives on conflict resolution peace building, civic education, counseling and economic/educational prospects that reach these informal groups. Take Action to STOP the BULLET!
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Welcome to STOP the BULLET!
STOP the BULLET! (STB) is a long-term peace promotion program. STB is a youth led network of community based organizations (CBOs), that seek to prevent and address violence and exclusion in Nairobi's Mathare Valley ghetto. STB is implemented under the auspices of Duara Foundation. Duara proposes a more dynamic, bottom-up and reciprocal form of international development cooperation. Through this it hopes to contribute to a more equal world. Duara supports local and international organizations in poor urban ghetto communities in sub-Saharan Africa since 2003.
The post-election violence that followed the 2007 General Elections scorched Mathare Valley, and has opened the eyes of many. The unexpected has happened, and the need to prevent future conflicts is crucial. Many youth in Mathare Valley were involved in the violence as perpetrators, as victims or as both.