Baladna - Association for Arab Youth is happy to announce that we issued the book "Palestinian Youth Affairs in Israel" on Wednesday 05/09/2012. The book is a field study carried out by researchers Mtanes Shehadeh and Himmat Zoabi. The study consisted on a methodology of interviews and fill out survey forms by 1,100 students and young people aiming to look into the needs of young arab Palestini
The Association for Arab youth-Baladna is happy to present to you the activity report of the school year 2010-2011.
we would like to thank our partners, staff, members of board, monitoring committee and all of Baladna's volunteers for their hard work and high ambitions.
Thanks to you we have been able to reach these accomplishments.
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Israeli social protests through the eyes of Palestinian youth
September the 9th 2011, Haifa
By Jessica Valeri *
The streets of few cities in Israel, including Tel Aviv and Haifa, were occupied by thousands of protestors demanding social justice and affordable housing, protests that started around a month ago. These protests were one of the biggest demonstrations the country has see
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Baladna publishes studies for awareness and advocacy purposes. Previous publications have focused on informal education, intercultural learning, civil rights, and youth management tools. We have produced the first-ever Youth Leader Manual written in Arabic designed to address the specific needs of Arab youth in Israel.
Baladna reaches its various goals through its core projects, which has been ongoing since the organization was founded in 2001 and its goals are as follows:
The Youth Leadership Program encourages the youth to participate, to be engaged, and to facilitate understanding about community issues. It aims to engage young Arab students to gain skills and knowledge necessary
Nadim Nashif, Director
Maram Kablawi, Administrative Assistant
Sawsan Khalife', Resources & Project Development
Suzan Zoubi, Youth project coordinator
Rana Haddad, youth centre coordinator
Khaled Enbtawe, project coordinator
Manar Yaqoob, chairperson
In its first years, Baladna created a special space in which Arab youth could meet to discuss issues unique to their experience as members of a marginalized minority and an oppressed nation, as well as a neglected yet essential population in the wider Middle East. Today, Baladna is working to strengthen the ability of these youth to make changes in their communities. And through international exch
Baladna works to enable and strengthen the Arab youth’s understanding and application of the principles of democracy and gender equality, pluralism and tolerance, youth empowerment and community building, as it is part of a growing trend towards building independent institutions and striving to equalize the Palestinian community's relationship with the State. In conjunction to this, Baladna engage
Arab citizens of Israel- a sizeable minority of approximately 20% - are the poorest and most marginalized community in the country. Palestinian youth born in Israel- comprising over 1/2 of the one million Palestinians in Israel- bear the brunt of these economic, social and political conditions. According to the Israeli National Bureau of Statistics, over 1/2 of Arab children under 18 subsist below
Baladna is the only independent national Palestinian youth organization in Israel.
Around 5500 youth participated in Baladna's various activities and programs last year.
Hundreds of visitors for Baladna's website each day.
Thousands of youth have graduated from our programs over the past five years.
The majority of these graduates are in positions of leadership for various political and
Baladna, Association for Arab Youth, is a developmental and capacity building agency for Arab-Palestinian youth in Israel, was established in 2001 by a group of ten educators, artists, lawyers, community workers, feminist activists and journalists representing a new generation of Palestinian citizens of Israel.
Baladna aspires to provide the ideas, resources, and practical tools for youth activ