Debate Events

The core of Young Arab Voices consists of a programme of debates implemented by civil society organisations and institutions (NGOs, schools, universities, local associations). Below you can find the latest debates taking place across the region.

Are you in favour of the Libyan constitution being written in a volatile environment?


Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 17:00

The British Council Libya invites you to attend the Young Arab Voices debate at the Radisson Blue Hotel on 6 February 2014, from 17:00-19:00.

Public Debate: Volunteerism plays a vital role in education, employment, and fulfilling the basic needs


El Sawy Culturewheel
Zamalek Cairo
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 19:00

The wave of youth-led transformational change processes in the Arab region has highlighted youth as a positive asset for peace and development.

Public Debate: This House regrets Arab Spring

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 18:00

This public debate is organised in the framework of the UK Young Arab Voices Week 2013 in London, United Kingdom, where youth debaters from the MENA region will team up with UK-based youth debaters

Public Debate: Some believe that the application of Sharia’ restricts women rights

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 18:00

Imam Muhammad Abduh emphasized that the provisions vary with times and the Sharia (Islamic Jurisprudence) has not been placed to change universal laws.

YAV Special: This House Believes Responding to Unemployment is a Government Responsibility

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 18:00

According to CAPMAS, the official statistics agency, There are currently 3.4 million unemployed Egyptians. Thousands of young graduates join the lengthening job queue every year. Is the government responsible for responding to unemployment.

YAV Special: Egyptians should give up democratisation for the sake of economic growth

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 17:00

China, a huge emerging power made a critical decision choosing economic growth over democratization. How authoritarian rule contributed to its astonishing economic growth leading to a big question: Is democracy actually a tradeoff for economic growth? Should Egyptians give democratisation for the economic growth sake?  A question that we insist on having an answer to. Join us.

Debate: Thuggery is a societal scourge or regime-made

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 19:30