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At Oslo Freedom Forum, former fellow speaks on lack of political participation among youth

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Amira Yahyaoui (Tunisia '14) during the 2014 Draper Hills Summer Fellowship at Stanford University.
Photo credit: 
Rod Searcey

Recently, Amira Yahyaoui (former Draper Hills Summer Fellow, Tunisia '14) spoke at the Oslo Freedom Forum, calling for governments to increase opportunities for youth leadership in the political sphere. In her provoking talk, Yahyaoui argued that lack of opportunities for youth representation in political leadership has had ripples on recruitment of youth in the Islamic State. 

Yahyaoui was also featured in a recent Q&A with Foreign Policy, providing a critique of professional human rights organizations and reflecting on the democratic development of Tunisia. Click here to read the Q&A.