Youth and Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW)_Trainer

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This training module is intended for organizers, supervisors, trainers, and others working within youth organizations and/or any other groups that experience SALW and youth related problems, but not for the youth themselves. However, other groups in a country/region that experience problems in the uncontrolled proliferation and misuse of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW), can also consider using this module.
The main focus of this module is on youth in post-conflict environments; however, some sections are also applicable to non-conflict situations. If applied to in contexts other than post-conflict, parts of this module need to be substantially changed and adapted to match the local environment. We strongly advise you to also adapt the exercises to the situation on the ground in your area/country where the training will be held, and to the participants own experience and needs.
Sections 1 and 2 provide the trainee with vital background information on the SALW problem in general, and the effect of small arms on youth in particular, as well as under what circumstances and in what ways youth "choose" to become involved with SALW. Section 3 is more practical oriented and will take the trainees a step forward by providing them with concrete assistance in the planning of a project together with the youth they are working with. Section 3 also offers different types of activities, which can be undertaken by youth.


Youth_and_SALW_TRAINER.pdf [English] (1.75 MB)
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@techreport{AshkenaziBeeckBrethfeldSpecht, author = "Michael Ashkenazi and Christine Beeck and Julie Brethfeld and Irma Specht", title = "Youth and Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW)_Trainer", latexTitle = "Youth and Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW)\_Trainer", type = "Report", year = "2006", }