The International Youth Action Against Terrorism Unit is carrying out a discussion conference gathering young people to find ways to curb terrorism. The conference organized by IYAAT Development Unit is being held today for the first time in Kenya at Kenyatta University main campus.
An online discussion on the matter highlights poverty, unemployment, injustice, corruption and low levels of education among other things as reasons why terrorism comes about as well as why the youth are often involved in it. All these things would cause a young person to be desperate making them easily vulnerable to being dragged into acts of terrorism.
Youths think that one of the top ways to counter terrorism is by involving them. They also feel that provision of employment opportunities would help in the end of youth radicalization. With the terror attacks that have been taking place in the country this conference offers as a good educative and awareness program for the young people in Kenya.
Corruption and unemployment are major cause of terrorism, let us fight them first #IYAAT2016
— Jackson Arunga (@JacksonArunga) February 4, 2016
#IYAAT2016 The main causes of Terrorism are
Lack of Education@Moseax
— It’sTawriah (@eunicevictoriao) February 4, 2016
To curb terrorism,there must be a good relation btn the people and the security forces.sio tukiona polisi tunahepa #IYAAT2016
— abdikadir rashid (@Maans0ur) February 4, 2016
— Agent of Change (@augustinevickie) February 4, 2016
What do you think the youth can do or can be done for them to counter terrorism?