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...
For the first time, the Young Arab Voices is organising a week-long of debate and outreach activities in the United Kingdom, home of the largest debate societies in the world. Our brilliant youth debaters from across the region (Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algerian and Morocco) will be teaming up with some UK-based youth debaters in a series of activities ranging from training workshops, public debate events, seminars, and outreach events.
In the last few years, there has been an increasing appetite for debate and dialogue in Jordan after the uprisings in the Arab world and the increasing tension and violence whenever there is more than one opinion in any public arena.
Some people consider violence as a serious problem and a social plague rather than a crime. Violence is not new but over the last 15 years it has become more widespread, causing a serious social problem within our previously peaceful Egyptian society. Is violence a new phenomenon in our Egyptian community? What kind of interventions could solve this problem? Is it too late to do anything? These are all questions we need answers to.
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.