peaceful and non violent culture
to promote peaceful conflict transformation through youth by working towards building an environment that is suitable for sustainable development.
1. Promote peaceful resolution of conflict among youths and communities as a whole trough dialogue, debates, negotiation, mediation, theatre among others
2. Integrete training in non-violent conflict resolution skills within youths' extra-curricular activities in schools and other informal youth groups.
3. Bridge any communication gaps existing between the youth and their elders.
4. Create Awareness among youths on the alternative available towards resolution of conflicts and the possibilities of having and maintaining peace relations within the community.
5. Create awareness and involving adults, teachers, parents, guardians in activities that foster non-violence among youths
6. Encourages youths to start peace and reconciliation clubs through which they can interact analyse, develop and practice conflict resolution methods that are non-violent.
7. Promote the necessary link between the youth and modern IT for peace work.
8. Promote gender equility and the empowerment of women as effective ways to combat injustice, violence, poverty, hunger and diseases.
Conflict Resolution by Youth (CRY)–Uganda is a 2001-registered (Reg. No. S. 5914/3555) non-governmental organization in the Republic of Uganda founded by young people for young people.. Incorporated in 2007 as a company limited by guarantee. Its TIN #: B08-1010-5244-S
Specifically, CRY Uganda strategically works to:
- Build and enhance capacity of youth and children in Uganda to improve their livelihood;
- Build and enhance the capacity of youth and children to manage conflicts peacefully
- To advocate for issues affecting young people
- develop and nurture youth leadership for non violence, peace and development
- Strengthen its institutional capacity to programme for youth and children
CRY Uganda produces leaders that are impacting this world affairs, locally.
CRY is a membership organization.
To join, one must subscribe to non violent means for conflict transformation. Prospective members should apply to the CRY Uganda Secretariat through addresses below. CRY puts emphasis on demonstrated non violence activism and works when recruiting her members. Membership registration fee and annual Member subscription fee is charged as prescribed by CRY board of directors.
Some of the youth whose leadership were nurtured by CRY Uganda have worked with both local and international companies, processes, campaigns and organizations such as AVSI, War Child Holland, OSI East Africa Initiative , environment Broad cast Circles (EBC), Indonesian Peace Building Institute (ITP) in Indonesia, CRY board member (Kuboi Ben Moses) sits at the African Schools Debate Champions (ASDC).
CRY Uganda continues to offer to young people bold capacity enhancing opportunities at the grassroots, locally, nationally, regionally and globally:
Professional cultural and educational youth/children exchange and travel within Uganda, east Africa, Asia (Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Nepal), Europe (Czech Republic, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark,
CRY Uganda facilitates young people to step out of their cultural setting to experience other
cultures this way youth have learnt more of their own culture as well as experienced new cultures
hence defeating stereotypes;