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Developing citizenship among urban youth in conflict with the law



This paper summarizes the outcome of an international conference on addressing the issue of urban youth in conflict with the law in Africa. It discusses the most effective responses to youth crime and violence which centre on prevention and inclusion (especially of youth in government) rather than exclusion, punishment  and incarceration. It also highlights the key role for local governments in developing effective local responses that draw in and support all key local actors (parents, schools, police, businesses).


Label Value
Author Shaw, Margaret and Lullu Tschiwula
Subject Area
  • leadership development, civics, political science
Delivery Area
  • community education
Outcome Area
  • stewardship behavior
  • community change
Participant Area
  • community
Demographic Area
  • urban