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6th Anuual Report
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The Sixth Annual Report of the Arab network for NGOs

The sixth annual report of the Arab network for NGOs is concerned with the profile of youth on the map of the Arab Civil Society. It seeks to investigate the extent of Arab NGOs concern with the youth sector through the evaluation of their roe in this field according to a series of indicators. These include the quantitative weight of NGOs addressing youth in the Arab countries, the representation of youth in the decision-making spheres include NGOs with regards to youth, in addition to the quality of achievements performed by these organizations.

 The Report covers thirteen Arab countries that are: Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordon, Palestine, Sudan, Tunisia, Libya, Algeria, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Yemen. It also included Iraq for the first time in all reports published by the Arab network.

 The report identifies several facets that deserve to be mentioned.

 - There are disparities among the various Arab countries in defending the target age bracket to be addressed. A noticeable growth in the number of NGOs concerned with youth in some Arab countries, espaecailly with the beginning of the third millennium, mainly in Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, morocco, and Palestine.

 - A noticeable gender gap in the participation of males and females in voluntary work, with females falling much behind males and qualitative difference in the type of activities in which males and females engage.

 - Organizations with a religious background attract large numbers of youth from both genders either representing target beneficiaries, or as active cadres motivated by religious feelings.

 - Some specific ARAB countries are concerned with particular issues regarding youth, such as the programs of psychological rehabilitation conducted in the countries under conditions of war and conflicts ;like Iraq, Palestine, or the Darfur region in Sudan. This also applies to countries witnessing important social problems in the sector of youth such as illegal migration (case of Algeria) or the widespread of narcotics and harmful substances, like in the case of "Qat" for Yemen.

 - On the other hand, we find several common issues between the different Arab countries that are granted a great deal of concern by NGOs on the top of which come the issue of fighting literacy and drops out from school, unemployment, late marriage and the lack of health awareness,

 - New issues have also emerged on the ground; they include information technology and the knowledge society.