Meet the Rawabet youth changemakers!
All across the Middle-East and North Africa region, youth changemakers, like you, are reflecting on their role in reshaping their communities and taking action to make them more inclusive, safer, and peaceful places to live.
Over the course the Rawabet Initiative, we hope to introduce you to many interesting youth changemakers who lead change in their communities through innovative actions in benefit of their fellow citizens. They are role models to be emulated and much can be learned from the experiences. These are their stories.
The unique experience of Rawabet Jordan team and their journey of youth-led social change working on the issue of child marriage in their local community, Jabal Al-Nadif, Amman, Jordan and how their journey and experience is becoming a model for Ruwwad youth to design and implement community actions aimed at promoting social economic and cultural rights in the following years.
In this article, get to know more how the youth of Rawabet in Jordan succeeded at making change!
"Technological Bridges for Citizen Engagement", this is the Rawabet initiative slogan since its launch in March 2018. During our Rawabet journey, the team in Jordan, consisting of 32 young men and women together, explored the use a number of technological tools and platforms that had a great role in enriching their work and achieving tasks and set goals in the optimal way. In this article, we wanted to do a quick review of the most important of these tools and platforms and how our team employed them to serve the goals of their community actions.
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An online campaign initiated by Rawabet changemakers in Tunisia put pressure on the government and support the advocacy carried out for years by organizations defending Deaf and hard of hearing people's rights to ensure their access to information through Tunisian sign language.
Listen to what Rawan and Rand have to say about the impact of the two community actions held in Jordan had on girls and the challenges they faced.
(Interview in Arabic)
6/26/2018The local citizen action implemented by Jordanian youth leaders focused on preventing bullying and violence in the UNRWA school in Jabal al-Natheef. The school’s director reported that some 70 students of the 220 that make up the school had faced intimidation or bullying. The action’s goal is to work with a group of 20 mothers with children at school each semester and ultimately reach the mothers of all students.
6/26/2018The Tunisian revolution has provided a unique opportunity for citizens to claim their rights and for civil society to have its voice heard. This is also true for both individuals and organizations of people with disabilities.
6/26/2018The practice of child marriage is still very common in Morocco. More often than not, the young girls who enter into early marriages are unable to read and write, are unaware of their rights, easily exploited and abused, and frequently destined for lives of poverty. This community action is a first step. It aimed to build awareness of this human rights’ violation and defend the rights of young girls not to be forced into early marriages in Morocco.