By World BEYOND War, May 14, 2021
On May 14, 2021, World BEYOND War was delighted to partner with the Commonwealth Secretariat for an interesting and informative webinar. We explored the causes and effects of war and militarism in different settings, and showcased innovative approaches being used to support youth-led, intergenerational peacebuilding efforts at global, regional, national, and local levels.
The webinar offered cross-cultural perspectives on militarism and war from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. It featured inspiring speakers from World BEYOND War, the Commonwealth Secretariat, and their respective youth networks: the World BEYOND War Youth Network (WBWYN) and the Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (CYPAN). The webinar is designed to be a place for sharing, learning, and envisioning new possibilities for action.
David Swanson – Co-founder and Executive Director. World BEYOND War – USA
Dr. Terri-Ann Gilbert-Roberts – Research Manager, The Commonwealth Secretariat – Jamaica
Chiara Anfuso – young peacebuilder and activist, and member and Co-chair of the World BEYOND War Youth Network – Italy
Christine Odera – Coordinator of the Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassador Network, CWPAN) – Kenya
Tareq Layka – Dentist, activist, peacebuilder, and member of the WBW Youth Network – Syria
Fahmida Faiza – Lawyer, Youth Policy Advocate, Peacebuilder – Bangladesh
Angelo Cardona – Human rights defender, peace and disarmament activist, and member of World BEYOND War Youth Network and Advisory Board – Colombia
Epah Mfortaw Nyukechen – Founding President of the University of Buea International Relations and Conflicts Resolution Students’ Association – Cameroon
Dr. Phill Gittins – Education Director, World BEYOND War – England