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Lindblom Chicago students to attend 37th International Student Congress in Amman @ Amman Jordan
Jul 10 @ 2:33 pm – Jul 16 @ 3:33 pm
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Lindblom Chicago students to attend 37th International Student Congress in Amman

The 37th International Arab Youth Congress which will be held under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein in Amman, Jordan from 10 – 16  July 2018, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and UNICEF.

The congress is a thematic event that gathers 4 youth, age 14 – 16, from different countries around the world for a week of learning and cultural interaction.

The program is designed to tackle global issues that impact the quality of life of youth through conducting creative workshops in drama, music, songs, Dance, poetry and visual arts.

Chicago Mayor congratulates student participants in Qatar Debate World Championships. Photo courtesy the Office of the Mayor of Chicago

The theme of this year’s congress is “Youth Participation in Gender Equality for Sustainable Development”.

The participants will examine the challenges and obstacles that hinder gender equality and youth participation in their respective countries and proposed solutions. They will also share related success stories and policies.

Topics related to the theme include:

Ø  Stereotype and Misconceptions about Gender Roles in Society

Ø  Equal Opportunities in Education and Work

Ø  Gender Based Violence

Ø  Social Cohesion and Social Justice

IAYC will also include informative sessions on: Artificial intelligence, Cyber Bullying and Media literacy.

The conference is co-sponsored by the National Center for Culture & Arts (NCCA), Royal Jordanian Airlines, the Government of Jordan, and UNICEF.

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