|Founded||August 2007 by Hani Masri in the United States|
|Headquarters||Washington DC, United States|
|Services||Protecting human rights|
|Fields||Education, Women's Empowerment, Children's Rights|
Tomorrow's Youth Organization (TYO) is an American, non-governmental organization that works in disadvantaged areas of the Middle East, doing community service and charitable work for children, youth and parents. Its flagship centre is located in the Khallet al Amood neighbourhood in Nablus in the Palestinian Territories. It primarily services the refugee camps of Balata, Askar, and El-Ain.
It was founded in by Hani Masri who grew up in the Balata refugee camp. He is currently based in the US and known for his advocacy of the Middle East peace process and children's issues.
TYO has a permanent staff of 12 employees, which are Palestinian, American, and other nationalities. It actively recruits American students to volunteer and work at the centre in Nablus.
It is supported by the likes of Cherie Blair, Quincy Jones,and Bill Clinton.
The year 2000 in Israel and Palestine marked the beginning of the al-Aqsa Intifada leading to a number of Palestinian and Israeli deaths.
The 2000 Camp David Summit was a summit meeting at Camp David between United States president Bill Clinton, Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian Authority chairman Yasser Arafat. The summit took place between 11 and 25 July 2000 and was an effort to end the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. The summit ended without an agreement.
Nablus is a city in the northern West Bank, approximately 49 kilometers (30 mi) north of Jerusalem, with a population of 126,132. Located between Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim, it is the capital of the Nablus Governorate and a Palestinian commercial and cultural center, home to An-Najah National University, one of the largest Palestinian institutions of higher learning, and the Palestinian stock-exchange.
Hussam Muhammad Bilal Abdo is a Palestinian from the Masahiya area of Nablus, who, as a teenager, made international headlines on 24 March 2004, when he entered the Hawara Checkpoint in the West Bank, with eight kilos (18 lbs) of explosives strapped to his body as part of a suicide attack attempt.
Balata Camp is a Palestinian refugee camp established in the northern West Bank in 1950, adjacent to the city of Nablus. It is the largest refugee camp in the West Bank. Balata Camp is densely populated with 30,000 residents in an area of 0.25 square kilometers.
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Events in the year 2002 in Israel.
Events in the year 2002 in the Palestinian territories.
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The Tamil Youth Organization (TYO) is an international organization with branches in the UK, Canada, Australia, France, Norway and several other nations. They organize cultural, sports events and also follows a Tamil nationalist approach and helped organize a referendum among the Tamil diaspora and support an independent Tamil Eelam.
Women on Walls is a public art project in Egypt aimed at empowering women through the use of street art, by encouraging the portrayal of strong Egyptian female figures in street art and empowering female street artists themselves to participate in the political space of graffiti. Building on the popularity of street art as a form of political expression during the January 25 revolution, the aim of this project is to increase awareness of women's issues by introducing women into public space. This project was co-founded by Mia Gröndahl, a Swedish street art documentarian, and Angie Balata, an Egyptian artist, in December 2012 with funding from the Danish Center for Culture and Development, and was launched with a month-long event in the Spring of 2013 in Cairo, Luxor, Alexandria, and Mansoura that included painting sessions, workshops, and lectures on topics ranging from art to women's issues more generally. The project held its second campaign in February 2014.
The Palestinian cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, announced on 23 June 2016 a decision to hold municipal elections on 8 October 2016. The elections were suspended by the Palestinian Court in early September and in January 2017 they were set to 13 May 2017. They were expected to be the first elections in all of the Palestinian territories since Hamas' takeover of the Gaza Strip in 2007, as Hamas agreed to participate in the local elections and allow them to be held in the Gaza Strip but disagreements between Hamas and Fatah led to Hamas boycotting stating it will participate only after "ending disagreements, achieving reconciliation, and uniting Palestinian institutions, including at the political, judicial, and security levels". The elections were later slated to be held in West Bank in May 2017 and were postponed in Gaza Strip.