Rashed El Gayeb

Country of Nationality: Bahrain
Country of Residence: Bahrain

The Democracy and Human Rights Club

Rashed is the vice president at Hewar Society and a journalist at the political affairs department (Parliamentary affairs and NGOs) at Albilad Bahraini newspaper. Previously he was a journalist at Alayam Bahraini newspaper where he established and supervised the weekly youth section.

His project "Democracy and human rights club" aimed at raising awareness and training young people on the concepts of democracy, human rights and lobbying with a focus on youth affairs. In addition the project aimed to facilitate the cooperation between the participants and existing constitutional institutions such as the parliament, the Shura Council, the Constitutional Court, government, political associations and NGOs. Through his project participants learned about the constitutional institutions of Bahrain and the process for developing laws and policies. They also cooperated with parliamentarians to draft youth-related policies. The participants were able to submit their recommendations to the Ministry of Education to modify some sections of the curriculum about citizenship and the ministry approved these suggestions and changed the curriculum.

Involved in

Phase 1

Agents of Change/Winners | Country: Bahrain | Project: Democracy and Human Rights club

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