Building Solidarity Among Young People in Egypt – UNESCO Workshop on Human Rights

Organized by the UNESCO Office in Cairo, in cooperation with Oyoun Masr, Association for Cultural and Social Development, this workshop is part of a series of 4 workshops on Human Rights which promote democracy and human rights among young people in Egypt, organized in October and November 2012.

The first workshop took place in Alexandria from 21 to 24 October 2012, with the participation of 20 young men and women from urban and rural areas (Alexandria, Kafr El Sheikh, El Gharbeya, El Dakahleye and Damietta). Just one week later, the second workshop will be organized in Wadi El Natrun (80 km South-East of Alexandria), also with 20 young men and women from 5 other urban and rural areas (El Beheera, El Monofeya, El Sharqeya, Ismailia and North Sinani).

During these 4-day workshops, participants from 18 to 30 years old will learn basic concepts on human rights and democracy through video scripts extracted from daily situations in Egypt, UNESCO publications on human rights, lectures, speeches, and group discussions. After the completion of the workshop, participants are expected to play the role of multiplier and disseminate the concepts of democracy and human rights in their communities.

After the revolution in 2011, Egypt has been striving for building a democratic society but concepts of human rights and democracy are new to many people. This series of workshops aims to provide especially young people in rural areas the occasion to learn about human rights and democracy and also to build a sense of solidarity in their communities.


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 29.10.2012 08:00 local time
End 01.11.2012 16:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Ikebe, Orio
Organizer UNESCO Office in Cairo
Country Egypt
City Wadi El Natroon
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event Arabic
Estimated number of participants 40
Official Website
Link 1 UNESCO Office in Cairo
Link 2 UNESCO: Acting with and for Youth
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