The 2018 International Children’s Peace Prize nominees

Divina

Cameroon, 14 years
Nominated by African Network of Young Leaders for Peace and Sustainable Development (ANYL4PSD)

Issues: PeaceChild Participation

2018 Children's Peace Prize nominee Divina

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When the power of love shall be greater than the love of power, man shall have another name who is God.

Divina Stella Maloum's story

Divina,14, lives in Cameroon. Since 2014, the country has experienced terrorist attacks. When Divina visited the north of the country, she was horrified to see that children were the biggest victims of these terrorist attacks. She realized that many children do not know their rights, so she created Children for Peace (C4P) to warn them about enrolment in armed groups and to reinforce the participation of children in peace-building and sustainable development. C4P is now a network of 100 children across the ten regions of Cameroon. She empowers them to be changemakers and to take part in peace initiatives in their communities. She has organized an inter-community children’s peace camp, established peace clubs in mosques, and together with other children, made a children’s declaration against violent extremism. Divina has big plans for the future and will not stop advocating for the right of children to live in peace.

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