Strengthening Youth Engagement in Post-Jasmine Revolution Tunisia

In this paper Amal Bourhrous and Sarah Smith identify challenges that restrain youth engagement in peace processes and strategies to overcome these obstacles.

Publication details

Title:Strengthening Youth Engagement in Post-Jasmine Revolution Tunisia
Type:Development Dialogue Papers
Author:Amal Bourhrous and Sarah Smith


While youth contribute to an ever-growing demographic bulge, the positive role that youth can play in creating more peaceful and inclusive societies has only recently received serious recognition in the international policy arena. The first formal recognition on a global scale came in December 2015 with Security Council Resolution (SCR) 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security. Despite this acknowledgement, youth continue to face challenges in making their voices heard in local, national and international political processes.

In recognition of the importance of understanding local experiences and contexts in promoting inclusive peacebuilding, this case country case study on Tunisia aims to provide more evidence on how young people are contributing to formal and informal peace. It examines the experience of youth in building peace in the country and outlines key considerations for engaging youth in building peaceful societies.