The purpose of YAPS is to promote peace, justice and solidarity. We want to contribute to an informed and constructive discourse on human rights situations in the Middle East and to create connections between young adults and experts in the field.

The basis of our activities is the participants’ willingness and readiness to both study the topics in depth and to critically evaluate information obtained from various sources. When talking about human rights problems in the Middle East, issues in Israel are mentioned very often while some religious and ethnic groups suffering from poor human rights situations receive attention rarely. This kind of trend in discussion creates an unbalanced picture of the overall situations.

Respecting the people of the region, we want to contribute to the general discussion on human rights by increasing awareness of the complex and challenging situations that several groups of people in the Middle East face.