Mo7aka is a unique initiative run under the Leaders of tomorrow organization. It involves the execution of special training workshops during which participating youths are exposed to a variety of role playing exercises closely related to sensitive human rights issues including gender rights, cultural taboos and other social matters that are in desperate need of attention.
The Initiative uses short term retreats as a basis for influencing participant’s beliefs on human rights. Through the use of role playing situations and eye opening enlightenment the initiative aims to reshape the way the Jordanian youth population deals with issues related to human rights. There is currently a much distorted idea of what human rights mean and how they apply to life in society. Women’s rights especially are being jeopardized by already existing ideologies set in stone within the community and few efforts are being made to change this continuous pattern.
-We believe that Jordanian youth population has a jaded outlook on what human rights are and how they apply in society
-Jordanian women have the right to be treated equally to men and the public should be educated on how to go about changing the way they currently deal with this issue
-There is a lack of proper training and education on human rights issues in Jordan and the public is in dire need of an unbiased and rigorous program capable of changing this pattern.
Youths taking part are immersed into deep role playing situations where they are educated on the issue at hand; the learning experience is uniquely effective as activities are designed to feel as real as possible. Activities include a role playing situation where males switch roles with females and are given an in depth experience of living in one another’s shoes.
The workshops are held in remote areas such as nature reserves and archeological sites with little to no generic distractions. This adds a lot to the experience that participating youths receive as it insures that they are completely engaged in each role playing exercise and take from it as much awareness regarding the issue as possible.
-To stimulate cultural awareness and educate Jordanian youth about the importance of human rights through the use of situational Role-playing and political simulations, with a strong focus on social, behavioral & humanitarian issues
-To create a unique learning experience unlike any other, through to use of hands on practice regarding sensitive human rights issues.
-To help Jordanian youths build leadership, problem solving and critical thinking competencies in an efficient and sustainable manner.
-To reverse the ideologies that so many Jordanians follow with regards to human rights, especially women’s rights and how they deserve to be treated