Youth across Middle-East and North Africa region are promoting equality and inclusion and learning how to address human rights issues in their communities. As engaged youth, whether we’re taking part in conversations to improve access to the labor market for people living with disabilities in Tunisia, defending young girls’ rights not to be forced into early marriages in Morocco, preventing bullying and violence in schools in Jordan, defending inheritance rights of women in Egypt, or taking part in any other initiatives, our actions are changing our communities. We are the changemakers! These are our actions for change!
A group of youth leaders in Tunisia are leading actions to promote access to the job market for persons with disabilities in the greater Tunis area. They designed and implemented a number of complementary activities to build public awareness of the discrimination people with disabilities face every day and to promote their right to decent work and wages. The action produced a number of significant results.
The youth-led community action focuses on preventing bullying and violence in a local school in Jabal al-Nadeef, Jordan. Youth leaders involved in this action developed and implemented a number of activities involving children, parents, school officials and other community stakeholders to help curb the prevalence of bullying, intimidation, and violence at this school.
The youth-led community action "I am a child and not a bride" is aimed at preventing child marriage in Morocco. Through several awareness generating activities, youth leaders worked to sensitize young girls, their parents, local decision-makers and other stakeholders about the rights of girls not to be married at an early age and about the risks associated with this practice