Harnessing the power of unity, dialogue, and acceptance to create a Better World, where diverse voices harmoniously contribute to positive change. Our focus is on empowering and nurturing youth as advocates for social cohesion and peace building, recognizing their immense value as catalysts for progress.
Social Cohesion and Peace Building
Religious and ethnic diversity, when comprehended and appreciated, can be regarded as a valuable asset. However, if individuals become extremist in their ideologies, it can lead to conflicts and even wars, resulting in detrimental consequences. This has been evident throughout the history of Iraq and Kurdistan, where numerous conflicts have occurred. At Better World organization, we are committed to promoting social cohesion and peacebuilding. We firmly believe in harnessing the potential of youth as catalysts for sustainable peace. Through our interventions, we establish platforms for interaction and dialogue among individuals from diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds, fostering a sense of unity and cohesion. Moreover, we actively support and empower youth to spearhead peacebuilding initiatives within their communities, advocating for peace and countering extremism. To further enhance our efforts, we utilize the powerful mediums of sports and arts as effective tools for peace education among adolescents. By engaging youth in these activities, we aim to instill values of tolerance, understanding, and peaceful coexistence, paving the way for a harmonious society.
“It was for first time to closely have the space to talk to Muslims. I learned about the meaning of social cohesion after I participated in the activities of this project. Now I have Muslim friends and we work together, and I have a quite different idea about them” The quotation from a 21 years old Yazidi man in one of the camps in Duhok governorate”
Reintegration of Youth through Life Skills and Peace Education Activities” in Garmawa Camp-Duhok Governorate seek to build the capacity of young people in peace education and provide life skills and psychosocial activities.
Five-day training on Peace and coexistence was conducted by a professional trainer for 20 youth from 3 different religions (Islam, Christianity, and Yazidi). The training started on Tuesday 11th September, 2018. It lasted for 5 days; ended on Sunday 16th September, 2018. The participants were awarded with Certificates at the end of the training. The training was implemented in Student center- University of Duhok. In addition to the 5 day training, two sessions conducted on 24th and 25th September, for the same group of participants. The first session was about UNSCR 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security. The second one was about leadership and how young people can play important role in their communities.
Better World organization coordinated with relevant governmental Under the theme of “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” Better World organization for Community Development celebrated WIHW 2019 with different activities.
Better World organization coordinated with relevant governmental institutions representing three main religions (Islam, Christianity and Yazidi) in KRI to be part of the activities implemented during World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW). Moreover, it created an Interfaith Harmony Group of 20 young members from the three religions.
The project was three days training for IDP and host community. 15 Youth females and males from different religions participated in the training. The training conducted in Duhok University in 18-20 November, 2017. The participants divided into 5 groups each group 3 members and they have conducted different peace activities in Duhok governorate. Small groups will be created to discuss about different issues and best results.