The panel Arab Youth: Aspiring for Social Justice reviewed recent developments in the region through the perspective of young people who made these changes happen by tackling the challenges of exclusion, poverty and inequality. Young activists from Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen who were influential in profiling key issues, participating in protests and mobilizing peers into action on the streets of several cities of North Africa and the Middle East shed light on the socio-economic factors that drove them to become agents of history. They also discussed how social mobilization, including through trade unions and by using new media and social networks enabled them to make their voices heard, share information and mobilize for collective action on issues of social justice.
- Ms. Samera Abdullah, Yemen, Deputy Editor, Yamaniya Newspaper and President of the Equal Citizenship Organization
- Mr. Marouen Cherif, Tunisia, Coordinator of Young Workers, UGTT (Tunisian general Union of labor)
- Ms. Nazly Hussein, Egypt, student activist
- Mr. Wissam Khedim, Algeria, trade union activis
- Ms. Jacki Davis, Senior Adviser, European Policy Centre
Video highlights of the ILC 100 high-level panel Arab Youth: Aspiring for Social Justice. A group of young activists from Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen share their perspectives on what drove Arab youth to mobilize for a social change.