There are some 300 million young people in the Middle East and North Africa. Tens of millions of them have no jobs, no opportunities, and no voice. This represents an enormous challenge – but also a...
“The fact that a woman can take part in a debate and can have the same amount of time as a man to express herself makes her voice equal to a man’s voice.” - Lilia, a participant in Young Arab Voices from Algeria
Celebrating two years of achievements, the Young Moroccan Voices (YMV), launched in Morocco in 2014 jointly by the Anna Lindh Foundation and the British Council, is organising a week-long of debate and dialogue activities in Rabat from the 8th to the 10th of March 2014.
By Mariam Ghorbannejad - “Debating skills are key to changing society for the better,” said Ahmed Abdul Saboor, Assistant Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University and one of the debaters at the latest public debate in the Young Arab Voices (YAV) programme at Al Sawy Culturewheel in Zamalek, Cairo on Tuesday 17th December. The motion of the debate was: We believe that volunteerism plays a vital role in promoting education, employment and fulfilling our basic needs.
The Young Arab Voices Programme has been working with many exceptional young women and men in 6 countries in the MENA region since 2011. Each of them has been an ambassador to promote a culture of debate and dialogue in their communities. In this regard, we would to feature those young men and women in our newly website section; Debater of the Month, shedding the light on those future leaders.
Young Arab Voices (YAV) is promoting a culture of youth-led debate and dialogue in 6 countries in the MENA region since 2011. It has evolved to respond to the needs of young people and the local context in each of the countries where it operates.
The "Young Arab Voices" is a regional project, jointly launched by the British Council and the Anna Lindh Foundation, aims at developing skills and opportunities for youth-led debate across the Arab region.