Education & Empowerment

Model UN

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Equipping Young Peacemakers initiative spotlight: Model UN written by EYP participant Sara Ali   As a 2019 alumna of the Iraqi Young Leadership Exchange Program the 2016 English Access Micro-Scholarship Program, I know how greatly involvement in international communities can change a person’s life. Through my participation, I had the opportunity to develop personal and […]

Education & Empowerment

International Youth Ambassadors Foundation

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Equipping Young Peacemakers initiative spotlight: International Youth Ambassadors Foundation written by EYP participant Sadeer Issa     As we have discussed throughout the Equipping Young Peacemakers series, young men and women in the MENA region face many challenges. When it comes to employment, minimal opportunities for career progression, community acknowledgment, and market awareness hinder our […]

Education & Empowerment

Better World Organization

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Equipping Young Peacemakers initiative spotlight: Better World Organization written by EYP participant Walaa Musheer Ahmed   In 2014, ISIS violently took over a third of Iraq, displacing more than one million people across the Kurdistan Region of northern Iraq. The Duhok Governorate is one of the major hotspots for this, hosting incredibly high ratios of […]

Arts & Culture

SHAGF Initiative: Young Sudanese Women Passion

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Equipping Young Peacemakers initiative spotlight: SHAGF written by EYP participant Zainab Malik     The third SDG Roundtable of the Equipping Young Peacemakers program highlighted youth-led initiatives in the Middle East promoting SDG5: Gender Equality. During our conversation, I had the opportunity to showcase my work on women’s empowerment in Sudan. Sudanese women need support […]

Education & Empowerment

Beskla

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Equipping Young Peacemakers initiative spotlight: Beskla written by EYP participant Mohamed Walid Jomni     “Cycling” probably isn’t what you think of first when you consider how to address Sustainable Development Goal 5 on “Gender Equality”. But during the third SDG Roundtable of the Equipping Young Peacemakers program, biking is exactly what I spoke about. […]

Business & Technology

Lybotics

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Equipping Young Peacemakers initiative spotlight: Lybotics written by EYP participant Mohammed Zaid   I have been inspired by my fellow Equipping Young Peacemakers participants and their work on quality education. My initiative in Libya blends educational outreach with technology to enhance gender equity and sustainable development.  LYBOTICS is an active force in the field of […]

Education & Empowerment

The Mentor Initiative

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Equipping Young Peacemakers initiative spotlight: The Mentor Initiative written by EYP participant Salim Menaceur     I recently had the opportunity to share my initiative as part of the Equipping Young Peacemakers SDG Roundtable Series. Our conversation about “Learning Together: Context-Relevant Education” explored evidence-based work in the Middle East advancing SDG4: Quality Education. In Algeria, […]

Education & Empowerment

SDG Roundtable: Youth Employment

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Equipping Young Peacemakers connects MENA youth with Ambassador Rooseboom to talk about jobs and sustainable economies amidst COVID-19 “Equipping Youth Peacemakers: Using Evidence to Promote the SDGs” is a people-to-people diplomacy initiative providing young leaders with training to create a robust network of collaborating changemakers. Youth from the Netherlands, Middle East, and North Africa are […]

Business & Technology

MyBeeBee

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Equipping Young Peacemakers initiative spotlight: MyBeeBee written by EYP participant Sadeer Issa   When thinking about economic opportunities in MENA, it is clear that a massive market gap exists for refugee women in underdeveloped or vulnerable areas. Unemployment rates have reached over 28% for women in Jordan after the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020. Although many […]

Education & Empowerment

Shughel Shabab

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Equipping Young Peacemakers initiative spotlight: Shughel Shabab written by EYP leader Daniella Khalil   Many of the AMENDS Global Fellows have initiatives pushing back against unfair stereotypes and biased media depictions of the Middle East and North Africa: check out Ashley Lohmann’s talk on her Beyond the Bombs website, for example, or Becca Farnum’s curriculum asking Does […]