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.
6/21/2018Human rights education is about encouraging everyone ‒ even the trainers ‒ to constantly test and retest their notions and beliefs. “It’s not like you switch on the light and you are convinced about the rights of women to do x, y, z, for example,” or that your actions or reactions always align with your beliefs, she says.
6/21/2018“It is not enough for the state to change the rights or to put in place new rights without doing a great job of raising awareness and changing practices and culture. It must start with the school, the family, in the street.” Civil society engagement is necessary to ensure that legal gains become realities in society and in the daily lives of women.
6/21/2018"We have to do better not only for one another out of a basic sense of humanity, but we also have to do better because if we don’t, nobody else will."
6/21/2018“We like to say that YLDF has ‘Yemenized’ the Canadian-imagined human rights training model! What this means is, we work on an individual level and build youth understanding of human rights. Then we go on to work at the organizational level by sharing our experience with other local NGOs and helping build their capacity to apply this ‘Yemenized’ version within their communities.”
5/18/2018"The young people we met on board were afraid to be included with young people without disabilities. For them, the eyes of others are difficult … It was important not to differentiate between the rights of young people with and without disabilities. Rights are for everyone."
5/17/2018“I have a strong belief that human rights education is the path to development, the path to peace, and the path to common understanding among nations”.