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Arab Youth

Four Ways You Can Help Boost Youth Employment in the Middle East + North Africa

Jasmine Nahhas di Florio | Posted 10.18.2016 | Impact
Jasmine Nahhas di Florio

Today, youth in the Arab world face the toughest job market on earth. We have the power to do something about it. Over 67 million young women and...

Five Years On, Tunisians Share Memories From The Jasmine Revolution

HuffPost Tunisia | Sara Elkamel | Posted 01.21.2016 | Home

This week marks the fifth anniversary of the Jasmine Revolution, which ousted longtime Tunisian dictator Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali and ushered in a new ...

Leyla Bouzid's 'As I Open My Eyes': The Willpower and Emotions That Make Up a Woman

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.17.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

One could argue that the only place where the revolutions of the Arab Spring have actually made a change for the better is Tunisia. The North African country has had its own issues since 2011, but perhaps Tunisia's downturn has much to do with its close proximity to terror hotbed Libya.

Counterterrorism and Human Rights

Philip Seib | Posted 07.10.2016 | Home
Philip Seib

Reaching young people in the Middle East and in the Arab diaspora is the key to choking off the recruiting pathways relied upon by ISIL and other extremist groups. Much effort is being put into social media messaging designed to convince this audience that the violence in the region is un-Islamic and that a democratic process is the better way to bring about change.

Ensuring Arab Youth Have a Stake in the Future: A Call to Action

Bill Reese | Posted 06.04.2016 | Impact
Bill Reese

The fact is these unacceptably high rates of unemployment among Arab youth are due to many complex factors, including years of adverse economic conditions, misguided educational initiatives and outdated systems.

'We Survive by Living... Deliberately!' Meet Yemeni Female Blogger: Afrah Nasser

Elham Manea | Posted 03.08.2015 | Home
Elham Manea

Blogging on the unfolding events in Yemen had its price. When she received a threatening message on her Facebook account, her reaction was simple: she translated it from Arabic to English and posted it on her blog!

What Is Needed for Youth Entrepreneurship in MENA?

Jamil Wyne | Posted 01.01.2015 | Impact
Jamil Wyne

Youth entrepreneurship is of particular importance in MENA. Officially, one in four young people (aged 18-29) in the region's labor market do not have jobs and one in ten adults find themselves in the same position.

The Arab World's Global Citizens

Sunil John | Posted 07.05.2014 | Home
Sunil John

Nearly half of all those polled (46 percent) agree with the statement, "Traditional values are outdated and belong in the past; I am keen to embrace modern values and beliefs," up from just 17 percent in 2011.

Time to Break the Cycle of Unemployment

Majid Jafar | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Majid Jafar

Just over three years ago, Arab youth took to the streets protesting and demanding a better life, a better job and a future that includes dignity and respect.

The Voice of Arab Optimism

Sunil John | Posted 06.23.2013 | Home
Sunil John

As intractable as many of the region's problems are, Arab youth are proud of what they have achieved and excited by their untapped potential. An impressive 87% say they are more proud to be an Arab today, and this heightened self-esteem is notable in each of the 15 countries we surveyed.

The Middle East in Transition: What Future for Arab Youth?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.07.2013 | Home
Magda Abu-Fadil

Arab youth are more concerned about fair pay, home ownership, and a decent life than democracy, according to a survey that analyzed data from 12 countries.

Arab Youth and Economic Prospects

Philip Seib | Posted 07.08.2012 | Home
Philip Seib

Public diplomacy involves long-term strategies, and the mix of hopes and concerns so clearly reflected in the responses to the Arab youth survey should be integrated into the planning of public diplomacy programs directed at this part of the world.

To Egypt's Youth: The Revolution Is Still Yours to Reclaim

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 06.24.2012 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

The Egyptian youth should organize itself and mobilize the masses (as they did in the initial stages of the revolution) to take to the streets in the millions in support of a single motto: save the revolution.

Yemeni Youth Central to Success

Manal Omar | Posted 01.29.2012 | Home
Manal Omar

There is an open recognition that the movement for change would not have not progressed if it were not for the enthusiasm, energy, dedication, and personal sacrifice that came from the youth

The Miseducation of the Arab World

Taufiq Rahim | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home
Taufiq Rahim

In Jordan, a shocking 70% of the population is below 30. This is a scenario repeated across the region. These active, aware and agitated populations are the casus belli for the wider insurrection in the Arab world.

The Arab Spring: A New Era in a Transforming Globe

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.08.2012 | Home
Alon Ben-Meir

Contrary to what some commentators have said, the Arab uprisings are not a divorced phenomenon from the protests that have taken over many parts of the Western world due to the continuing economic crisis.

'Generation Freedom': Singing The Song Of Liberation Across The Middle East (EXCERPT)

Bruce Feiler | Posted 08.27.2011 | Religion
Bruce Feiler

As 2011 dawned, I watched with awe as wave after wave of hope-starved young people -- from Tunisia to Egypt to Libya to Syria -- took to the streets to reclaim their lives.

How a More Media-Savvy Generation Is Being Groomed in Dubai

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 07.31.2011 | Home
Faisal J. Abbas

As I prepared to leave Dubai following last month's 10th annual Arab Media Forum (AMF), the one image that really stayed with me was the dedication of...

Gaddafi Regime in 'State of Panic' as Libyans Take to the Streets for Day of Rage

Meedan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

If there is one lesson we can learn from Tunisia and Egypt, it is that no one can tell what will happen tomorrow. Everything depends on the reactions of the people and the regime on the streets.

'Rage, Rap and Revolution: Inside the Arab Youth Quake'

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

At 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 15, as thousands of people gathered to protest against their ruler at a busy intersection in Manama, the capital of the small isl...

Are We Approaching a Major Conflict for Millions of Arab Youths?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daoud Kuttab

Arab civil society leaders gathered on the shores of the Dead Sea were quite sure about the future of Arab youth. Leaders from Lebanon, Egypt, Yemen, Palestine (both West Bank and Gaza) and Jordan were invited by Naseej.

The Challenge of Arab Unemployment -- An Issue We Must Not Ignore!

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Yvonne R. Davis

While the problem of unemployment in the Arab world seems insurmountable, there are a number of initiatives being implemented and proffered in the region to begin to put a dent in the problem.