Joshua Okyere is a PhD student in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Manitoba. His research interest spans across young people affected by violence, conflict and peacebuilding in Africa, conflict and gender, using emancipatory peacebuilding approaches to foster sustainable peace. For his thesis, he seeks to delve deeper into the entrenched social and institutionalized cultural practices that enable violence against children, especially in Africa, to be able to devise suitable interventions against such violence using the frameworks of peacebuilding. He obtained his Master’s Degree in International Studies from Ohio University and his undergraduate degree in Political Studies from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana. He is currently a volunteer at the Newcomer Ethnocultural Youth Council of Winnipeg and an associate member of the Pan-African Scientific Research Council.