Youth Democratic Citizenship

This program targets the feeling of helplessness among Palestinain youth in order to give a platform for them to be empowered and regain their confidence in themselves as they do in their own generation.

Youth can be the power of lobbying to address issues that range from local social services to national issues on poverty, unemployment, democracy, national concerns and even politics.

Training in the fields of civics, leadership Lobbying and advocacy, is a must and it definitely gives the tools needed for better influence and greater impact. It is educating the Palestinian youth in order to serve their national aspiration of independence and freedom.

The JAI held the second training session for PYEM youth in Ramallah

Category: Youth Democratic Citizenship
Created: 21 July 2013

18th - 20th, July 2013

YouthTraining Jifna July2013The JAI has organized and implemented the second youth training session in Ramallah, within its Democratic Citizenship program. The 3-day training, 18-20 July 2013, was for a group of 16 university students from the north and central West Bank areas, members of the JAI' Palestinian Youth Ecumenical Movement.

It tackled the topics of citizenship, identity, the importance of involving Palestinian youth in their society and the investment of their energies to be more influenced with what is happening on the Palestinian level, as well as influencing decision-makers. The training also included sessions on democracy, types of democracy, the Palestinian declaration of Independence, and advocacy skills in the management of youth initiatives.

The training aimed at increasing the capacity of young people to work in advocacy campaigns in order to influence the decision-makers at all levels.