Peace and Security

Recognizing that P/CVE is not the role of one actor alone but a joint effort by various CSO’s, Delta Africa has embarked on a journey to demean violent extremism which threatens democratic and tolerant societal values. In harmony with other CVE actors, we reduce recruitment and radicalization by understanding structural, individual, and other motivators which are utilized by VE actors. Our objective is to assist individuals and communities to become more resilient to violent extremism using tailor-made intervention that are innovative and impactful

Since the adoption of security council resolution 1325 (S/RES/1325) on women and peace and security by the UN, gender dimensions have over the years been central in peace, security and stability. There has been growing interest in gender dynamics. This is because it remains a key identity factor that intersects, class, ethnicity, race or age. As an organization, we do not underestimate the role of women in violent extremism in the course of implementation and policy development.

Our aim is to increase understanding of the value and impact of women’s leadership and gender equality in conflict prevention, resolution, and sustaining peace. We are working to create a world where sustainable peace is possible with women’s rights at its core.

We believe that young people are critical actors in conflict prevention and sustaining peace. Their inclusion in the peace and security agenda and in society more broadly is key to building a solid foundation for sustaining peace. This requires partnerships between stakeholders, including youth organizations. When youth are excluded from political, economic and social spheres and processes, it can be a risk factor for violence and violent forms of conflict. Therefore, identifying and addressing the social exclusion of young people is a precondition for sustaining peace.

Our program is designed to engage young people in building resilience and feel confident that they will not be exposed to discrimination, criticism, harassment, or any other emotional or physical harm. This gives one the ability to openly express individuality, ensures one’s dignity, and provides one with opportunities to gather and participate in leisure activities or to talk and engage in meaningful dialogues. Safe spaces for youth are not only relevant in peace making processes but also is at the epicenter in maintaining credibility of the process.