Yemeni Project Coordinator Stimulates Youth Dialogue through Film
March 2010

When Ashwaq Anbar first arrived for civil-society and leadership trainings—organized by IREX Europe and its partner Youth Leadership Development Foundation (YLDF)—in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a, her fellow trainees were not sure what to make of her. Although her family comes from the conservative tribal area of Arhab, she was not wearing a veil across her face. Instead, she wore only a scarf covering her hair.

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Yemeni Youth Develop Filmmaking Skills to Address Extremism
March 2010

Little-discussed topics in Yemen are about to see wider dialogue through creative film projects by the country’s youth. Films will address complex issues that can contribute to radicalism—including globalization, anti-Westernism, modernization, alienation, and community disadvantage.

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Launch of the Lebanese Youth Community Action Network
April 2010

More than 200 young Lebanese joined the British Ambassador to Lebanon, H.E. Frances Guy, and other dignitaries to celebrate the Youth Community Empowerment Program and mark the launch of the Youth Community Action Network. The network, known as YouthCAN, will build on the program’s strengthening of youth-focused civil society organizations.

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A Film for Peace
June 2010

IREX Europe’s documentary “In Search of Freedom” has been preselected by the international festival “A Film For Peace”. The film was shown to over 90,000 Bangladeshis in rural villages using a “mobile cinema” and was followed by discussion sessions on these issues and the compatibility of democracy and Islam.

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