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"Youth Led Action" 

About Project

The “Youth Led Action” project aims to empower marginalised young men and women to become agents of change within their societies. It seeks to combat the shrinkage of civic spaces in Palestine by creating a set of platforms for social mobilisation, opening channels of communication between different social fault lines and challenging power dynamics and youth exclusion. The project works to pave the way for structural change by creating youth shadow councils in refugee camps as well as community initiatives, while involving young women and men in decision-making processes and policies. 

The “Youth Led Action” project is implemented by REFORM, in partnership with (PART) Programme-GIZ, implemented on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

OBJECTIVES

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Social participation of refugees

To increase the social participation of refugees within the camps and raise awareness of their needs

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Organizational development

To better respond to our target groups’ needs through engaging in organizational development

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Social cohesion

To improve living conditions within the camps and increase social cohesion in Palestine

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Outcomes

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Youth engagement with decision-makers

Youth (ages 15-29) are able to engage in dialogue with decision-makers and affect policy changes

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Enhance civic platforms

Civic platforms increase the inclusion of young women and men, in partnership with DORA and other decision-makers

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Encourage dialogue with policymakers

Increased dialogue between youth and decision/policy-makers (popular committees, DORA) increases social cohesion in Palestinian society

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Increase social inclusion opportunities

Women and girls affected by the pandemic gain access to income-generating and social inclusion opportunities

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Combat social norms

Young women and men are more able to deal with their stresses that stem from social and cultural norms

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Strengthen access to resources

Youth have improved access to resources that support them in raising awareness about their needs and concerns at the decision-making level and international level

Youth Led Action