YDN’s Core sector Scope of Work:
YDN’s core mandates include explicit commitments to advance Social mobilization, social cohesion in the context of emergency response and development programs. Peace building concepts is a perspective in all YDN policies, programs and operations in order to achieve Social justice forms an important aspect of YDN’s humanitarian responsibilities.
YDN’s vision of the social justice is that many more community members will gain power over their lives and live free from violence and harassment through changes in attitudes, ideas and beliefs about human justice, and through increased levels of community members active participation and governance in institutions, decision-making and change processes through:
- Putting social justice/peace building at the heart of all we do: We are committed through implemented programs/project to build the capacity of staff and partners to focus on human rights and ensure that all of our programs, whether on humanitarian or development contexts, and campaigning directly contributes to strengthening these rights. We also ensure that our internal processes and systems reflect our commitment to human rights.
- Ending conflict Sensitivity: We focus on preventing and reducing CS in the ground and within the wider society as well as in humanitarian and conflict situations. This includes working with community members (women, men, boys and girls) to strength peaceful coexistence approaches through previous or ongoing humanitarian/development programs.
- YDN leadership approach and participation: Developing programs, advocacy and campaigning for various sectors including PB/SJ concepts so that more community members, local authorities and partners parties especially those living in poverty, achieve and hold effective and transformative leadership positions at all levels and in all sectors; and both men and women work towards greater peaceful coexistence.
YDN-related experiences of peace-building:
- YDN has implemented a project of community participation and good governance at a national level with a budget of $ 32,000, funded by the Swedish Development Agency SIDA and in partnership with Oxfam Netherlands and Progressio UK. The main activities (capacity building of civil society organizations to express the needs of local communities, advocacy for the involvement of youth, women and civil society organizations with local councils in the preparation of development plans that meet the needs of local communities, capacity-building of community components and frameworks through awareness and guidance, 2014-2015.
- The Yemeni Development Network for Local NGOs implemented a project to participate in local government in cooperation with Oxfam UK in the province of Hodeidah (Hudidah city – Hays-Munira districts) with a budget of $ 120,000. Activities (capacity building of community frameworks, civil society organizations and water committees). Key findings: Strengthening partnership between community frameworks, civil society organizations and local authorities in emergency response. The project was implemented during 2016.
- YDN has been involved in the establishment of peace affiliation, relief and development partners, which includes more than 200 organizations and a peace initiative in the Republic of Yemen.
- YDN participated in the Peacemaker Workshop with Oxfam in October 2016.
- YDN participated in monitoring of the national dialogue.
- YDN participated in a human dialogue workshop for Yemen March 28, 2017.
- YDN participated in the training of sensitization for conflicts with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in April 2016.
- YDN contributed to the establishment of the independent youth network “Ain” with RGP – USAID
- YDN represented civil society organizations at donor conference – GENEVA.
- YDN carried messages of peace to Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Stephen O’Brien and his deputy, John Ging.
- YDN one of the first organizations raise appeals for peace and seek peace in conflict areas in Yemen.
- YDN participated in a workshop of promote the role of women in peace organized by the Protection of Rights and Community and social cohesion organization in 2015, Mother’s Day.