Youth Communications and Participation Seminar
Dreaming is a Right Campaign
What we did
The Dreaming is a Right Campaign succeeded in raising awareness amongst world citizens about the problem of the recruitment of children and young people, victims of Colombia’s violence, making visible to the general public concrete tools so that they too can be peace builders and true agents of change.
Through this proposal of prevention, training and mobilization, which also sought to influence the public policies of the municipalities participating in the Campaign, youth processes were strengthened. The abilities of those living in high risk zones were increased and the threat of recruitment and other types of violence effectively lowered.
The Campaign joined World Peace Day, the National Day of 0 Violent Deaths and the International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers to carry our mobilization events for causes that raise awareness about the culture of peace and nonviolence.
Achievements in 2013
1,933 people participated in 298 peace training processes
More than 50 thousand citizens interacted through social networks and the web page
26 Peace Conferences, promoting Human Rights, with a focus on the prevention of the recruitment of children, adolescents and young people were held in the 23 municipalities where the project was present.
88 events that socialized the community about the Campaign’s experiences and lessons learned were held.
148 youth groups were part of Dreaming is a Right.
248 allies and 3,500 families participated in the local support network in 23 municipalities.
4,300 children, adolescents, and young people were indirectly impacted.
Where did we build peace?
- The Department, Antioquia, the municipalities Tarazá San Andrés de Cuerquia, Medellín, San Carlos, San Luis, San Francisco, Cocorná, Granada, Yarumal, Toledo and Ituango.
- The Department Nariño, municipalities Ipiales and Paso.
- The Department Sucre, municipalities San Jacinto, Arjona and San Onofre
- The Department Bolívar, municipalitas Cartagena and Carmen de Bolívar
Who helped us?
One of the main 2013 highlights in the development of Dreaming is a Right was the construction of a network of allies made up of 248 actors from 23 municipalities who participated in the Campaign.
On the national level, the campaign succeeded in consolidating the first network of official entities and civil society organizations working for the Prevention of Recruitment and Use of minors made up of 11 important entities: the Vice President of the Republic , Ministries of Culture and Education, the Colombian Institute of Family Wellbeing (ICBF), the Colombian Agency for Reintegration (ACR), the Ombudsman, the Foundation Antonio Restrepo Barco, the Agency of Journalism PANDI, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank and the International Organization of Migration.