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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
ZAKARIA EL BABA