Youth and Young adults has promoted change and embraced innovative values by being the initiators of social movements that have
given rise to cultural and social transformations throughout history. The Arab society is a largely youthful one. As the percentage of youth
in world populations is dropping, the Arab world is witnessing the opposite: around 60% of Arabs are below the age of 25.

The main constraints Arab young people face in taking action include doubts about how and where to begin, limited confidence in their
ability to make a difference, inadequate monetary resources, competing demands on their time, insufficient encouragement from peers,
and a lack of political and community support.
Recently Arab young people have made it abundantly clear that they want to be involved in society development and decision making.  
For Arab young people to be successful in driving change they require a role model and a strong support system that includes parents,
teachers, community, the Government, the private sector, the media, and civil society. Existing infrastructure and social systems are not
always supportive of positive change. Many systemic barriers do exist that effectively preclude meaningful civic engagement among
youth.
Although youth involvement is widespread and the value of youth participation is internationally acknowledged, the idea that giving Arab
Youth a role in society can lead to better policy outcomes is far from being accepted. The rights and decision-making capacities of Arab
young people often remain unrecognized, and their potential as a valuable resource is seldom realized.

Generally, even in countries that acknowledge the need to provide young people with opportunities to participate in the policy-making
process, youth involvement tends to be highly restricted; the views of young people are sought, but they are not allowed to influence
decision-making and therefore remain on the fringes of democratic processes. Such restrictions can weaken the potential of young
people as agents of social change.
In Arab States, the gap between intent and reality in youth empowerment is not surprising because decision making mechanisms are
rarely set up to allow ordinary adult citizens, let alone young people, to participate in decision-making processes. Consequently, young
people—who are typically at a relative disadvantage in terms of power and influence—may find it impossible to secure a formal place at
the decision-making table. Official recognition is essential, but true institutionalization will occur only when youth participation in
decision-making becomes embedded within the system and is viewed as the norm. Unfortunately, Arab young people are nowhere
near achieving this level of empowerment; they are often denied participation in decision-making processes where their unique
perspectives and innovative ideas could be integrated toward more effective policies.
Frustrated Arab youth have three options: Freeze and accept their conditions, Fight the status, or take Flight and leave their countries.
The predominant tendency seems to be waiting for education, housing, marriage, employment, and credit. But if Arab youth are in
waiting mode, what is it that they do? What drives their energy? And what other social and political challenges do they face?  Arab Youth
needs role models, aspirations, dreams, and hopes.  They need to be heard.

With this knowledge and in the spirit of recognizing their positive contributions to society, Arab Youth should be encouraged and
supported to take part in community development endeavor by making their voice heard.

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