TWIZA Project

تويزة/Twizais defined as the act of a community coming together to collaboratively build a material structure, such as a house or barn, to support a neighbor. The تويزة/Twiza project is a two-year collaboration of seven universities and three non-government organizations that will build an digital infrastructure to allow over 500 youth participants in Africa, the Middle East, Europe and North America to engage in transnational dialogues about the meaning of civic society and human rights in response to a global rise in extremism and intolerance. Twenty of these individuals will then be chosen as تويزة/Twiza Fellows to take part in a five-day workshop where they will build (then implement) civic society projects focused on human rights in their home communities. From the dialogues and workshops, educational materials will be then develop for use at additional universities and non-government organizations.