Poems for peace
Ten young South Sudanese are sharing their thoughts on peace through poems
What does peace mean for a child who has grown up experiencing little, if any? What does a better future look like to a young person who has lived every day amidst violence, uncertainty and displacement? With its Poems for Peace project, UNICEF gives children in South Sudan a chance to explain in their own words.
By amplifying the voices of children living in conflict in almost a dozen countries, UNICEF is highlighting the extraordinary strength and courage of some of the tens of millions of young people longing for a more stable future.
These youth and children are sending a resounding message – that they’ve had enough of living through the horrors of war and violence and welcome peace, especially since the signing of the peace agreement in 2018.
Peace cannot wait.