تويزة/Twiza is defined as the act of a community coming together to collaboratively build a material structure, such as a house or barn, to support a neighbor. The تويزة/Twiza project is a collaboration of seven universities and three non-government organizations that supports over 500 youth participants in Africa, the Middle East, Europe and North America to engage in transnational dialogues about the meaning of civic society and human rights in response to a global rise in extremism and intolerance. Twenty of these individuals will ultimately be chosen as تويزة/Twiza Fellows to take part in a five-day workshop where they will build (then implement) civic society projects focused on human rights in their home communities. From the dialogues and workshops, educational materials will be developed for use at additional universities and non-governmental organizations.
Project Partner: Ahmed Abdelhakim Hachelaf, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Algeria
Building Bridges with Communities