Success Stories

Supported by Belun, the Conflict Prevention and Response Network (CPRN), facilitated a cultural ceremony targeted toward a reduction in violence between rival Marital Arts gangs in the Laga sub-district.

Antonio Ximenes, local Party Coordinator for CNRT, commented,The importance of cultural understanding and its impact on the reduction of violence has been repeatedly highlighted by the EWER system. It brings the local community together which supports a natural reduction in the levels of violence and attaches a negative social stigma to those who elect to continue such behavior.

To ensure the ongoing decline in this behavior we must use systems such as EWER to ensure the community, particularly the youth, have the skills they need to find employment. Unemployed youth remain problematic because they are bored and without purpose. They need skills to break from this cycle and find work.

The EWER system is generously supported by the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Civil Society Monitoring of Security Sector Development (CSM-SSD) Program.

Belun asserts that the views expressed by this program do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)the United States Government.