Donors and partners: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oxfam Novib, SMEX and RNW Media
Objective: Masarouna works with local partners and young people on influencing and strengthening civic space. We influence decision-makers and society to address legislation and transform social norms. We aim to shift narratives on SRHR issues that concern young people in MENA to open space for policy change. We work with young people to strengthen their knowledge and skills so they can participate in decision-making spaces. We also work on knowledge sharing, creating spaces for engagement and dialogue, and building networks and alliances.
Fe-Male contributes to Masarouna through movement building, knowledge production, and innovative online and advocacy campaigns. Masarouna activities include:
- Cultivate active citizenship by working with young people, underrepresented groups, and social movements to increase their participation in decision-making spaces and secure their rights.
- Provide young people with knowledge and skills to participate in decision-making spaces and work with citizens, partners, civil society, and duty bearers to better engage with young people.
- Shift narratives on SRHR issues that concern young people in MENA to open space for policy change through communications, media networking, and the use of influence.
- Transform public and official attitudes, social norms, and behaviors of the public and officials that deny SRHR and prevent policy implementation.