Youth Advocacy in Action
This project aims to promote youth
participation in civil society as well as instilling in them good
governance and democratic thinking practices in par with the ongoing
democratization process in the country. This
project equips active youth committees with the needed skills
to take the next step of participating actively in their local
communities, and voicing their concerns on issues of importance
to them in order to instil in the young the need to be active
citizens in their own local communities. As a result, PBYRC is
currently working with a core group of 30 active young people
from Mafraq, Ghor Al Mazra’a, Tafileh and Karak who are
already part of the committees in the local communities.
Additionally this project builds on previous
projects (in particular the promoting governance project implemented
in partnership with IRI) revolving around these issues and resulting
with youth advocacy efforts in the local communities. The efforts
could vary from projects that address youth’s needs, campaigns
that highlight youth issues as well as community issues.
Additionally, resources available
on advocacy in Arabic are limited; therefore, we are in the process
of developing a practical step by step guide that outlines advocacy
process in a user friendly manner. This guide would be youth friendly
and can be used by young people as well as NGO activists.
Furthermore, a film will also be
produced that captures the project to show the process as a model
of youth advocates and highlight the importance of youth civic
participation through interviews with various decision makers.
This film would be used as a tool to replicate the model with
other NGO’s and Governmental agencies working with youth.