According to our vision of being open to society and responding to the social needs of different groups, we work hand in hand with young people in organizing various activities. The YMCA-YWCA Joint Advocacy Initiative Youth for Peace and Development Group was formed in 2002, open to both genders and all religions, to encourage the Palestinian youth to participate in social development, and promote the concepts of justice, peace, democracy and human rights. The group includes youth in the age range 17-25.
The Group's goals:
Youth activities through and with the EJ YMCA and YWCA:
"As Palestinian youth, we declare our insistence that we will continue with life, believing in a better future. It is our belief that our power comes from belonging to our society and our feeling of responsibility towards what is going on around us. This makes us work together in facing our problems and difficulties with open hearts and strong aspirations. Believing in dialogue, equality and freedom we extend our hands to youth all around the world, so together we can ease burdens, build bridges of friendship and love in order to create a better world with justice and peace."