Catholic Agency for Overseas Development
Youth engagement in Gaza
Project Data Last Updated: 13/11/2020
IATI Identifier: GB-CHC-285776-PAL033
Although the proportion of youth (Aged 15-29) in Palestinian society is high, young people are marginalised and poverty and unemployment are at alarmingly high levels. Almost two thirds of Palestinian youth are unemployed and nearly half are classified as poor. Economic opportunities for young people are limited, rendering them dependent on their families and with limited potential to be a powerful force for change as negative social and cultural values also impede their participation in decision making processes. Additionally, the closure of Gaza restricts the ability of Gazan youth to access resources for their own development. As a result, there is a risk that the frustration felt by youth due to this marginalisation and oppression will be manifested through violence and disorder. For these reasons, youth engagement and empowerment are essential to increase skills and confidence, boost involvement in the community and to contribute to the attainment of youth goals. This project aims at providing safe spheres of engagement for talented youth from vulnerable areas in the south of the Gaza strip and supports the role of youth in social development through uniting diverse groups of talented people and engaging them in community initiatives with a focus on the issue of justice and human rights in the Palestinian community.
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