Youth Democratic Citizenship

This program targets the feeling of helplessness among Palestinain youth in order to give a platform for them to be empowered and regain their confidence in themselves as they do in their own generation.

Youth can be the power of lobbying to address issues that range from local social services to national issues on poverty, unemployment, democracy, national concerns and even politics.

Training in the fields of civics, leadership Lobbying and advocacy, is a must and it definitely gives the tools needed for better influence and greater impact. It is educating the Palestinian youth in order to serve their national aspiration of independence and freedom.

JAI trains Palestinian youth in Democratic Citizenship

Category: Youth Democratic Citizenship
Created: 17 June 2013

17th, June 2013

From the 14th to the 16th of June 2013, the YMCA-YWCA Joint Advocacy Initiative organized a training course on "Democratic Citizenship" project, for 20 members of the Palestinian Youth Ecumenical Movement.

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The training themes included the Palestinian declaration of independence, international resolutions related to Palestine, citizenship and the Palestinian identity, the types of democracy and the democratic state, how to lead youth initiatives, Palestinian related advocacy, lobbying, and political analysis skills and mechanisms.

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The training aims at enhancing Palestinian youth role and participation to become more influential on the Palestinian society and able to form and lead advocacy campaign targeting decision makers on the local and international levels.

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