Youth Are Not the Future

Amira Yahyaoui
Middle East and North Africa
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Tunisian human rights defender Amira Yahyaoui talks about the global youth as an underrepresented force in many governments.She draws attention to the fact that while the world’s citizenry is increasingly young, the global leadership remains old. She criticizes the lack of representation of women and youth by reminding us that these so called“minorities” are, in fact, majorities in the world population. If we don’t fix this problem, she argues, more and more young people will be driven to extremist groups like the Islamic State where they are given the opportunity to lead.

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