Supporting Youth Creativities
West Bank-Governorate of Hebron -Through its project of “ Civil Peace” funded by the funded Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) , ActionAid Palestine (AAP) supported an entrepreneurial exhibition titled with “ Anqa Cultural Exhibition” .It supported the products of youth who were affected by COVID-19.This exhibition which lasted for two days was organized in the street of Culture which was supported by AAP to offer a public space for youth in Hebron city where they can organize their different activities. Organizing this initiative was in line with of safety measures and social distance.
The exhibition marketed and showed paintings and hand crafts produced by youth during COVID-19.Youth were also encouraged to make best use of their time and continue their projects despite of challenges and difficult economic conditions resulting from the spread of the virus. This initiative provided talented youth and artists with painting tools to finalize their paintings which will be presented during the exhibition to express their reality.
Eid Jala is one of the youth who led organizing this exhibition talked about the name of the exhibition “ Anqa Cultural Exhibition” “ Anqa is a legendary bird in the Palestinian culture that represents strength and renewability that one could have after experiencing crisis. The idea of the exhibition was built on according to the symbolic meaning of that bird to show that Palestinian youth become stronger after crisis by presenting their creative products and hand crafts”.
The project of the “Civil Peace” aims to reinforce the role of young people, particularly, young women, in fostering civic peace and culture of tolerance and solidarity during this crisis.
ActionAid is a global federation working for social justice and gender equality and eradicate poverty. ActionAid works worldwide to empower people living in poverty and exclusion with focus on women’s rights .ActionAid works directly and closely with communities, civil society organizations, women movements and social groups and movements and other allies to tackle root causes of poverty and oppression. ActionAid deliver grassroots programmes to utilize efforts of global struggle movements working for a just, fair and sustainable world. Based on human rights-based approach and women rights’ principles, ActionAid seeks to fairly re-distribute powers through solidarity, empowerment, awareness campaigns and creating alternatives to ensure that everybody enjoys the right to a life of dignity, and freedom from oppression.
ActionAid in Palestine (AAP) is a part of that federation which started its work in Palestine in 2007 to strengthen the resilience of Palestinian People as ActionAid believes that they should enjoy their rights to freedom, justice and self-determination. AAP implements a number of programs through its engagement with communities and women and youth groups seeking to empower them and enhance their influential civil and political participation to understand their rights and undertake collective activism to address the protracted rights violations resulting from the prolonged occupation of Palestine. AAP works simultaneously to enhance their leadership capacity and knowledge to practice their citizenship in holding authorities and other duty bearers to account.
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