Pakistani society presents a very beautiful but complicated picture according to its individuality, divided into different nationalities, colors, races, languages, tribes and brothers, our society is showing a picture of fights, riots and anarchy. In particular, hatred and fighting on the basis of religion and sect should not be acceptable in any society. Nations around the world are reaping social and economic benefits for themselves by increasing mutual peace and harmony, the recent G20 summit in India is a great example of how in the present modern age, color It has become necessary to promote mutual relations and cooperation with the difference of race, nationality and religion.
We have to see how the role of youth can be increased in the peace process, because sixty-five percent of the population of Pakistan consists of young people, that is why the involvement of young people in the promotion of peace is very important. Because they are the future leaders and decision makers of the society. They have the energy, passion and idealism to bring about positive change and work towards peace. Here are some ways young people can contribute to the peace process.
The role of youth in the peace process is crucial, as they are the future leaders and decision-makers of society. They have the energy, passion, and idealism to drive positive change and work towards peace. Here are some ways in which youth can contribute to the peace process, for instance promoting dialogue and understanding: Youth can engage in discussions and conversations with individuals from different backgrounds, religions, and ethnicities by fostering dialogue and understanding, they can help bridge divides and build connections between communities.
Youth can use their voices and platforms through advocacy and activism to advocate for peace and social justice. They can raise awareness about conflicts, promote peaceful solutions, and demand action from policymakers and authorities. On the other hand, the crucial role of building connections and networks are important, Youth can connect with their peers from different countries and cultures through social media, international exchanges, and youth-led initiatives. Building these connections can foster empathy, cross-cultural understanding, and collective action for peace.
Youth can educate themselves and others about the root causes of conflicts, the impact of violence, and the importance of peaceful coexistence. They can empower themselves and their communities with knowledge, skills, and resources to prevent conflicts and resolve disputes peacefully. In order to empower themselves. there is a huge potential for youth in Pakistan to be a part of peacebuilding projects and initiatives that give enormous opportunity to youth to lead and participate in peacebuilding projects and initiatives at the local, national, and international levels. This can involve implementing community development programs, organizing peace rallies and events, or volunteering in conflict-affected areas to provide support and assistance.
In the area of modern digitalization, innovation and technology are the best tools and best part of that, Youth are often at the forefront of technology and innovation. They can utilize digital platforms and tools to promote peace, share resources, and amplify their voices. Technology can be a powerful tool for communication, collaboration, and mobilization towards peace.
We could not delay the meaningful participation of youth in Policy making process and governance, Youth can engage in the political process and advocate for policies that promote peace and social cohesion. They can participate in decision-making processes, join youth advisory committees, and work towards inclusive governance structures that prioritize peace.
In the last, we at the conclusion that overall, the role of youth in the peace process is multi-faceted and diverse therefore their energy, creativity, and commitment are vital for creating sustainable and inclusive peace. It is important for governments, civil society organizations, and international bodies to recognize and support youth-led initiatives and provide them with the resources and opportunities to make a meaningful impact by promoting intercultural and interfaith dialogue and build bridges between different social groups. By doing so, they can help to reduce tensions and prevent conflict. This is how Pakistan can utilize its enormous energy in term of youth to maximizes its impact on nation building and development.
About Hamza Sheeraz:
He is a young social activist, brilliant student and visionary who serves as an example by influencing others, he thinks, writes and act around SDGS and climate actions. His interest on computer science and he plays cricket as a hobby, lives in Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan, he can be contacted on [email protected]