Catalyzing a culture of dialogue in Libya through the practice of professional and ethical conflict-sensitive reporting
"We are an organization of young male and female community leaders, from different disciplines, who are active in the fields of human rights, environmental issues, minority rights, and women's rights in Libya."
Action Areas: Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation
Traditions: Christianity, Islam
Number of Members: 9
Location: Tripoli, Libya
Joined URI Network: September 2015
Makers of Hope for Human Rights (SHM) is a foundation led by young leaders that was established in 2013. The group is formed by young male and female community leaders who are active in the fields of human rights, environmental issues, minority rights, and women's rights. Their work focuses on a project called Women, Peace and Security, which emphasizes the importance of women’s leadership and political involvement in peacebuilding efforts in conflict-affected countries. Members are equipping both young women and men in monitoring community security to hold the Libyan government accountable for establishing the rule of law and human rights. In this way, female and male young community leaders work in a collective spirit for a common goal that envisions Libya as a state in which women’s rights—as part of human rights—are adhered to. The two Dutch NGOs collaborating on this project—Cordaid and Human Security Collective—bring significant development and advocacy experience into this project. Members use media platforms to access and share information, express opinions, improve campaign outreach, build new networks and advocate for community security. The ultimate goal of the project is to strengthen community security through young community leaders in monitoring human security in their own communities. Messages involving dialogue, reconciliation and non-violent conflict resolution, as a result of the work of this Cooperation Circle (CC), will be more widely disseminated among the Libyan public.
Group of youth people from different background and culture trying to make different in the area that they live in.
“Our purpose is to create a comment ground for the youth and the women to try to make their country a better place to live in”
Action Areas: Children, Peace-building, Women, Youth
Traditions: Islam, Atheist, Buddhism
Members: 5
Joint URI-Network: June 2015
Youth for the Future CC was funded after a group of people from different countries, culture and religions talked about how good they are with each other, how they respect each other and how wonderful it would be to show the world, that it doesn’t matter where you come from - all that matter is, that we are all human and we all come from Adam and Eve.
They want to create a peaceful community that everyone can live in without been judged from other people or get harmed for his own religion or Spiritual beliefs.
In this area of the Earth there is so much conflict. Youth for the Future CC believes that the main reason for these conflict is the misunderstanding between religions - even in between the same religion like Islam. This is the reason why this CC sees the need to make people understand that, what people are doing and what they think about other religions, its wrong and they have to know the truth about it.
One of the founders:
"I always thought, that as Muslim guy, it’s important to understand other religions because people get fearful from the thing that they don’t understand."