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Vision

The Islamic University of Lebanon believes that combining understanding of the impact of past conflict on proper state building and reform, in addition to proper equipment of youth with communication arts to better express and exchange ideas would be an essential milestone towards reaching national consensus and be able to move forward despite the heterogeneous nature of the Lebanese population.

Indirectly, this project also targets the general Lebanese public who is still in need to be aware of the full scope of topics such as Freedom of Expression, Human Rights and Conflict Resolution.

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Mission

The Islamic University of Lebanon, aims through this project, to build and anchor a collective national consciousness in Lebanese youth.

The project would be supporting Lebanese students from different backgrounds and confessions to become aware of Human Rights and freedom of expression fundamentals and skilled in the techniques of oratory arts, debate and advocacy; capacitated in mediation and conflict resolution techniques and aware of post conflict resolution and processes such as transitional justice, remembrance and reconciliation in addition to being provided with a safe space for reconciliation and expression, in addition to knowledge production and dissemination.

Such faction of the youth is expressing an interest and certain frustration from not always being able to understand the Lebanese challenges and unable to properly channel their ideas.

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Overall objective - Impact

Anchoring of a collective national consciousness in Lebanese youth, resolving past conflict and creating a human right centred peaceful coexistence.

Indirectly, this project also targets the general Lebanese public who is still in need to be aware of the full scope of topics such as Freedom of Expression, Human Rights and Conflict Resolution.

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Specific objective(s) - Outcome(s)

Lebanese Students from different backgrounds aware of Human Rights and freedom of expression fundamentals and skilled in the techniques of oratory arts, debate and advocacy.

Lebanese students capacitated in mediation and conflict resolution techniques and aware of post conflict resolution and processes (Transitional justice, remembrance etc.)

Creation of a safe space for reconciliation and expression, in addition to knowledge production and dissemination, gathering at least 30 young men and women from different confessions and backgrounds in Lebanon.

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Outputs

  • Development of 4 debates teams engaged in debates, trainings and bi-monthly simulations
  • International Freedom of Expression day Forum at the university
  • A 2 days training on Mediation techniques and conflict resolutions
  • Recommendations from Colloquium on Transitional justice and duty of memory on April 13th
  • Establishment of a Center for Human Rights and Freedom of expression at the university
  • Student made cyclical Human Rights newsletter
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Activities

  • Training boot camp
  • Round-tables
  • Debate
  • Colloquium