The regional office of the World Youth Alliance (WYA) aims at creating a network of young people in the Middle East and North Africa dedicated to building free and just societies that respect the dignity of each person.
We believe that people, religion and culture, through their shared values and understanding of the intrinsic dignity of the human person, play a fundamental role in the authentic development of society.
The Middle East and North Africa region has been experiencing drastic changes over the past few years and young people have played a major role in these changes. With reforms and regime changes happening, it is up to youth to make sure that any new social system is built upon the respect of human dignity.
As WYA understands the complexities of the Arab region, we leave it up to the National Committees and Chapters to identify what their priorities are. WYA's regional network monitors and reports clear violations of human dignity as well as promotes that value through advocacy, education, and cultural activities.
Membership: The first step to joining the World Youth Alliance is to become a member. Members are young people below the age of thirty who sign our charter because they share our vision and values. Members receive by email a monthly global newsletter with WYA's international updates, and a monthly advocacy newsletter that shares the hot debates of the United Nations and European Parliament. To become a member, click here.
Track A Certified Training: Members who are interested in getting more involved and active at WYA are requested to complete the Track A training. Certified members are members who have successfully completed the Track A and have the opportunity to represent WYA at national, regional, and international events; lead chapters, apply for WYA internships, and draft WYA's declarations at the annual International Solidarity Forums (ISF). To register for the Track A training, click here.
Chapters: Chapters are the back bone of WYA's global network, they translate WYA's values on the ground and are led by certified members. Chapters are usually formed at the level of a university or city and are the main channel of communication between active members and the regional office.
National Committees: Countries with multiple chapters have a National Committee composed of the chapter leaders of that particular country. National Committees are responsible for coordinating activities at a national level between the different chapters. They play a crucial role in building solidarity between members of different chapters.