Voices out of Conflict: Young People Affected by Forced Migration and Political Crisis
This document is a report from the conference 'Voices out of Conflict: Young People Affected by Forced Migration and Political Crisis' held at Cumberland Lodge in March 2004. The aim of the conference was to increase understanding about young people’s experiences of conflict and displacement, and to generate ideas for more effective models of protection. It was proposed that there is an urgent need to move protection policy and practice toward a framework that engages young people as active participants in their own protection. Indeed, young people’s participation in protection mechanisms is necessary in order to make them more relevant, effective and sustainable, and to improve young people’s chances of survival and well-being in situations of extreme adversity.