Youth Influencers for Change Project (YIC), which is being implemented by Youth Vision Society-Gaza in partnership with the Palestine Solidarity Association of Sweden (PGS), endeavours to ensure full, free, and dynamic youth participation in the process of decision making through using the varied social networking sites.

YIC aims to reduce discrimination and violations associated with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) in Palestine. YIC kicks off with selecting 25 youth influencers on a competitive basis, taking into consideration all gender concepts. Then, it commences with establishing the Youth for Rights Forum (YRF).

Next, the project will launch Democracy, Influence, Leadership School for Training to build the capacities of the 25 selected beneficiaries in the field of ICCPR and ICESCR, democratic influence, advocacy mechanisms and their digital tools.  After that, youth influencers are expected to dynamically use the varied social networking sites to raise their peers’ awareness of the discrimination and violations that are being perpetrated against their rights as Palestinian youth.

In addition, they will conduct initiatives and advocacy campaigns that aim to represent Palestinian youths before decision makers and bolster their role to be engaged in monitoring human rights violations that are related to the ICCPR and ICESCR.