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"YOUth ARE THE CHANGE"

About Project

The "YOUth ARE THE CHANGE" project seeks to create a network of young leaders to lead democratic social and political change by advancing their partnership at decision-making levels. It also enables participants to analyse the power relationships between various social components of society and enhance their ability to meet with decision-makers in order to present policy proposals that are responsive to their needs. In order to achieve this, they will be equipped with individual and collective skills in leading lobbying and advocacy campaigns to improve the response of public institutions to women and youths’ needs.

 

The "YOUth ARE THE CHANGE" project is implemented by REFORM, in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

OBJECTIVES

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Express opinions and demands

Selected representatives from youth organizations are enabled to express their opinions and demands vis-à-vis politics publicly

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Youth civic action

Increase youth civic action and participation in democratic processes through promoting civic spaces

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Lead change

Building the capacities of young social and political activists to lead the change process in Palestinian society

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Accountability

Raise awareness and hold decision-makers accountable to the people’s needs

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Outcomes

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Elections and inclusion of youth

Youth have increased capacities to monitor the performance of the Palestinian parties and government regarding the implementation of elections and programs to enhance the inclusion of youth

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Improve knowledge and skills of young activists

Young social and political activists have improved knowledge and skills to put pressure on decision-makers to hold elections, as well as to be potential candidates in the upcoming elections

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Consolidate democratic values

Various social groups join efforts to influence a political system that works to consolidate democratic values and the peaceful transfer of power

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Civic spaces

Civic platforms for internal dialogue among Palestinian youth, official bodies and the general public are established, creating an enabling environment for young people to participate in elections

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Civic action

Young activists engage in various forms of civic action in order to hold decision-makers accountable to their needs

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Youth have enhanced confidence in the general elections

Youth have enhanced confidence in the general elections and are enthusiastic about participating, both as voters and as candidates

YOUth ARE THE CHANGE

Governance and Public Policy