#youth4peace – Redefining Youth as Peacebuilders

There is a widespread perception that youth are trouble makers. Economists believe a large youth population to be problematic for a country. Police forces (notably in the US) distrust youth and often target youth. Youth are considered to be particularly susceptible to violent extremism. And even governments consider youth as too young and inexperienced to Read more about #youth4peace – Redefining Youth as Peacebuilders[…]

Peace Emanating from Indochina

Youth in Thailand, Cambodia and Laos reach across the (sometimes contentious) borders to build bridges and collaborate on regional issues.  Recently, Cambodia and Thailand have appeared in the press because of the dispute over the Preah Vihear Temple, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008 and claimed by both countries. But there is Read more about Peace Emanating from Indochina[…]

CTEP – Learning to Live Together

The Cambodian Thai Exchange Program (CTEP) gives youth from both countries a space where they can live and share experiences together. Unlike many other conferences where political issues are heavily discussed, CTEP allows people of the two countries to develop understanding and reshape their perceptions first hand by actually living together. “Before I came here Read more about CTEP – Learning to Live Together[…]