I felt like I mattered, like my voice combined with others can bring change to this world that seems so bleak and grey but which can actually be full of colours if I am just courageous enough to paint it.” Hella, YAV participant
We believe resilience to conflict can be increased by developing an individual’s skills and capacity to think creatively, to challenge received wisdom, argue alternative explanations, and negotiate a different future.
The Young Arab Voices programme creates opportunities
The programme develops young people’s skills and creates opportunities for debating and advocacy.
A partnership with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Anna Lindh Foundation, the programme (launched in 2011) has led to the establishment of debating clubs in schools, universities, NGOs and youth centres and has involved 100,000 people from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.
Find out more about Young Arab Voices.