Egyptian youth were the driving force behind the first and second revolutions that succeeded in ousting both Hosni Mubarak and Mohammed Mursi. “The revolution of the youth”, as it is called in Egypt, is a vivid example of the fact that the young people of the 21st century will not support an old patriarchal system that does not address their needs. The youth of today are more aware of their political rights than at any other time in history. They have been exposed to the experiences of the more advanced countries of the world and are empowered by social media technologies. The youth of Egypt should be commended for their continued demand to have their voices heard and for boldly rejecting the status quo of corruption and self-serving agendas.
Building the nation
Youth empowerment policies should be implemented to advance the most valuable human resource in our countries.Samar Fatany
There is a sense of urgency to address the challenges of young men and women and create better opportunities for them to participate in nation building. Saudi youth represent 70 percent of the population. According to 2012 official statistics, the Saudi population breaks down as follows: