This project is coordinated by Grenzenlos – Intercultural Exchanges and implemented together with the project partners HayyaBina, Kayan Feminist Organization and Citizens in Action.

 

Grenzenlos - Intercultural Exchanges

Grenzenlos – Intercultural Exchanges was founded in 1949. The German word “grenzenlos” means “no boundaries” and also “no limits”. The word explains the basic mission of Grenzenlos: to promote the personal development of individuals (no limits) and intercultural understanding through international encounters, trainings, intercultural living and work experience (no boundaries). Grenzenlos promotes intercultural and social engagement through volunteering programmes, as well as critical (self) reflection and personal development in social contexts. Through intercultural volunteering and mobility experiences Grenzenlos offers individuals opportunities to reach their personal goals, to find and modify their personal limits and to develop themselves as a person – and this all supports them also in their further education and working life.
Grenzenlos’ local and global activities aim to increase understanding and respect of cultural and social diversity by exceeding both the geographical borders and the personal limits.
Thus, Grenzenlos wants to support the world peace and to promote the responsible and understanding way of interaction with other people and the environment. Learn more about Grenzenlos’ work at http://grenzenlos.or.at or through Facebook at www.facebook.com/grenzenlos.volunteering.

We have three youth leaders, who will support our participants in their creation and realisation of the podcasts.

Hayya Bina

Hayya Bina was established in 2008 as part of a broader effort amongst Lebanese activists to strengthen civil society, encourage free and open debate, foster democratic practices across all ages, genders, sects and political persuasions, and combat the culture of fear and intolerance that continues to stifle public life in Lebanon. As part of this broader effort, we operate educational programs throughout the entire country, hold ongoing youth forums, cross-confessional spaces for religious leaders to learn about conflict management and peace negotiations, Syrian-Lebanese exchanges, and conduct frequent seminars to discuss and debate some of the most pressing issues facing Lebanon today, such as the role of the military courts, the inflow of Syrian refugees, and the increase of sectarian tensions in recent years, among others. Our volunteers are mainly from rural areas where social and economic and geographic reasons are mainly the obstacle in the face of residents of those areas. Those volunteers have showed a great will to open up, search for knowledge and build their capacity to benefit their community. They do many activities to serve their needy community starting by helping for awareness campaigns supporting the municipality ending by distributing clothes for the refugees and helping them get medication.

We have three youth leaders, who will support our participants in their creation and realisation of the podcasts.

Kayan Feminist Organization

Kayan Feminist Organization was established in 1998 by Palestinian feminist activists. Kayan works towards consolidating an active and systematic Palestinian feminist movement that actively affects social change through contesting the root causes of gender-based discrimination, defending and promoting the rights of women, and ensuring their integration in decision-making positions in general. Kayan takes a bottom-up approach to social change, investing in the grassroots by empowering women to become transformative leaders and activists on the local and national levels. Kayan provides crucial resources to Palestinian women, including an emotional and legal support hotline that is available 24/7 to women facing all types of issues. Kayan also engages in legal advocacy both regionally and internationally in order to campaign for legal change and to ensure that women can claim their rights. Kayan’s main project areas are: fighting gender-based violence in all forms; promoting women’s representation in politics and decision-making roles; advancing personal status rights related to family law; and land and housing rights activism. Learn more about Kayan’s work at http://kayanfeminist.org or through Facebook at www.facebook.com/KayanFeministOrganization.

We have three youth leaders, who will support our participants in their creation and realisation of the podcasts.

Citizens in Action

We are a voluntary based organisation and our main aim is to be active and participate in local and international social actions that connect to our values. The change of attitudes and the transition from an individual approach to a collective one, is for us the means to achieve meaningful positive changes in the life of us all. Our passion is education, applied to the fields of volunteering, social solidarity economy, gender equality and arts.

 Learn more about Citizens in Action’s work at http://www.citizensinaction.gr or through Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CitizensInAction.

We have three youth leaders, who will support our participants in their creation and realisation of the podcasts.