In a bid to promote a peaceful society, free from violent extremism and all forms of violence, young women peace efforts have been greeted with physical assaults and other forms of abuses, capable of affecting them mentally. This is besides listening to violent stories and watching violence real time.

In this project, Regina assesses the impact of peace work on the mental health of young women peace practitioners in Nairobi County, Kenya. She finds out that indeed, the young women are impacted both positively and negatively and the impact has affected their work productivity. For instance, some have sleepless nights remembering the violent experiences witnessed during peace work.

She then suggests several recommendations to various stakeholders for action especially on the negative impact. Some of the recommendations include establishing a mental health support infrastructure for employees.

This paper is published under the “Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE), Youth & Interfaith: Research Capacity Building Project”. Read more about the project on the following link:

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