Art FOR PEACE-BUILDING:
Art and Culture are GPLT 's main peacebuilding tools that are used within the framework of "Creative Approaches to Coexistence and Reconciliation." Our program focuses on the distinctive contributions of culture and the arts to the transformation of conflict. We collaborate with several funding organisations and communities where we have art clubs.
We are targeting to reach out to 5,5 million people by the year 2030.
Child Rights Advocacy
UNICEF says, each year, 500 million to 1.5 billion children around the world are subjected to some form of violence.1 More than 1 billion children were living in areas affected by conflict and violence in 2006. 2 Conflict affects multiple aspects of development, including child survival, gender equity, poverty reduction and access to education.GPLT is involved in child rights advocacy activities across the world and hopes to influence change in policy and in behaviours of rights holders, Children are taught about their rights in our community social clubs
GPLT believes that women, plays a part in every society, both a major and central role in building peaceful communities. If given the necessary tools to support peacebuilding efforts, phenomenal results can emerge. For example, they constitute half of every community and the difficult task of peace-building must be done by men and women in partnership. Women are also the central caretakers of families. Since they are the nucleus, everyone is affected when they are excluded from peace-building, within their family and the ripple effect often extends outward to their community. Women are also advocates for peace as peacekeepers, relief workers, and mediators. We have started community social clubs that accommodate all women who want to learn how to protect themselves and their children.
GPLT promotes sustainable education initiatives believing that education imparts knowledge. In this project, our main focus is the girl child who is mainly affected in many African countries where patriarchal rules, we look at ways to educate the girl child, provide life skills, values and attitudes that are important for the social, economic, and political development of any country. This role is well articulated in Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4), which seeks to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all
Human Rights Advocacy
GPLT believes that human rights are the foundation of freedom, justice and peace. Their respect allows the individual and the community to fully develop. Documents such as the International Covenants of Human Rights set out what governments must do and also what they must not do to respect the rights of their citizens.
Violent conflicts cause unacceptable levels of civilian casualties, atrocities and abuses in fragile states. Effective protection of human rights underpins the legitimate governance and rule of law that establish the conditions for a state to effectively resolve conflicts and grievances without violence. We are working with other partners and UN departments to promote human rights through advocacy and training.
At GPLT we believe that the role of the youth is to push for achieving sustainable development goals. They play a significant role in the implementation, monitoring and review of the Agenda as well as in holding governments accountable. With political commitment and adequate resources, young people have the potential to make the most effective transformation of the world into a better place for all.
When working with youth we take a look at (1) positive sense of self, (2) self-control, (3) decision-making skills, (4) a moral system of belief, and (5) pro-social connectedness, Sexual reproductive and Rights