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2019

Empowering Yemeni youth towards peace : ensuring access to information and participation

Yemen

MultiPartner Trust Fund Office (MPTF

Titre : Empowering Yemeni youth towards peace : ensuring access to information and participation

Pays : Yemen

Dates : 29 Nov 2019 — 30 Nov 2021

Identification : 00118937

Présentation
By using innovative digital tools, smart online moderation, persuasive methods to create engagement, the project has contributed to create a new narrative related to peacebuilding dialogue in the country, more inclusive of young and women. A demonstration of this is the new flow of information on Manasati30, with content produced and published which reflects diverse voices across Yemen. As reported by the Manasati30 editor in chief : “Trainings have succeeded to attract new contributors from different areas of different cultural and political backgrounds who started to produce more objective and professional content that helps to bring about peace. Above all, this opportunity has given the space for those journalists to voice their opinions and concerns as young people". By far, the project page in Manasati30 website contains 119 pieces of diverse and high quality peacebuilding related multimedia content that has been distributed and promoted on social media channels to give young people the opportunity to react and engage with the developments. To trigger further participation, the project regularly highlights one of the user’s reactions in order to encourage other users to comment on it. Moderation is also key to ensure women participation, countering hate speech and disinformation. From June 2020 to May 2021, the average visits from women to Manasati30 website is 56%, this is a significant number when we consider the cultural sensitivities around women’s use of technology. From a poll among a sample of users, 80% of website visitors confirm their understanding of the peace building process has improved. This shows how the project is changing attitudes of young people towards peace through balanced and engaging information

Budget approuvé : 1,499,990 US$

MultiPartner Trust Fund Office (MPTF)

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