YaLa Young Leaders

YaLa Young Leaders is a Facebook-based peace movement of young people from the Middle East and Africa who are fostering dialogue and change. Through programs that emphasize peace, human rights, economic development, and gender equality, YaLa helps break down barriers and build the capacity of tomorrow’s leaders who will help secure a safe, productive, and peaceful region.

YaLa inaugurated the Aileen Getty Citizen Journalism School in July 2015, giving young people in the Middle East and Africa the media tools to build mutual understanding. The School has created a network of tech-savvy citizen journalists to engage in dialogue, storytelling, and real-time reporting.

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“Building relationships for peace in the Middle East.”