Engaging Youth for Human Rights and Social Cohesion

Partner: Generations for Peace - Jordan

The overall goal of the project is to engage 1,200 Syrian, Palestinian and Lebanese youth and Municipal authorities in 10 high-risk communities to address youth radicalization in their communities through youth-led sport/arts based behavior-change activities and community initiatives, amplified by social media, to transform conflict, improve social cohesion, and promote the respectful practice of human rights.

Project Duration: 30 months, starting January 2016

Objectives

  1. To strengthen the capacity of 100 selected youth leaders to design, implement and evaluate effective youth-led Social Cohesion and Human Rights community initiatives; and to strengthen the support of Municipal authorities for such actions.
  2. To strengthen resilience, social capital and social cohesion, and reduce violence among vulnerable youth through safe, positive sports/art-based peace-building behavior-change activities, amplified by social media interactions and supported by local Municipalities.
  3. To increase awareness of human rights and to strengthen the attitudinal and behavioral application of its principles towards and amongst vulnerable youth through training and youth-led community initiatives, amplified by social media and supported by local Municipalities

Activities

  • 5-day residential training on "Conflict Transformation" for a total 100 youth leaders (age 21-35), then ongoing mentoring and support to design, implement and evaluate Sport For Peace and Art For Peace behavior-change activities.
  • 3-day residential training on Human Rights for a total 100 youth leaders (age 21-35), then ongoing mentoring and support to design, implement and evaluate Human Rights awareness sessions.
  • 60 hours of ongoing sports/arts based activities delivered for 1,200 vulnerable youth (age 14-18).
  • 18 hours of ongoing Human Rights awareness sessions delivered for 1,200 vulnerable youth (age 14-18).
  • 4-day residential "Youth Summer Camp for Peace and Human Rights" for a total of 200 selected vulnerable youth.
  • 40 youth-led Human Rights and Social Cohesion initiatives implemented in the 10 targeted communities.
  • Research Study for robust gender-sensitive evaluation of impact and sustainability, and strong accountability to stakeholders.

The project targets 10 areas in Lebanon; Hasbaya, Qsaybeh, Kaffaroumman, Tyre, Sarafand, Saida (2 areas), Kfarhim, Baakline, and Tripoli-El Mina .


Meet the Project's Team

ELISSA SHAMMA

Project Manager

HIBA ANTOUN

M&E Officer

FOUAD SOUDI

Project Officer

ZAKARIA EL BABA

Project Officer