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“Youth of Yemen tirelessly contribute to building peace in their communities. However, their voices and positive contributions are overlooked. Young people in Yemen should be seen and perceived as partners not as perpetrators of violence. In times of distress and armed conflicts the majority of young people play positive roles in their communities but what they do is often overlooked.”
Yazeed’s work seeks to empower youth and build their capacities. He believes that the power of their resilience, strength, enthusiasm, and innovation can help in transforming communities into a more peaceful and developed ones.
Yazeed Al Jeddawy is a young Yemeni youth advocate and project coordinator at Youth Without Borders Organisation in Yemen, where he is deeply involved in youth-led movements and initiatives that illustrate the positive role youth play for change, peace, and development.