The knowledge program
The culture of citizenship was excluded and marginalized in society. There were also restrictions on all popular forms of active citizenship which were represented in many forms of community-based initiatives. The League sees that the hard and intensive work is inevitable to re-build the knowledge of this culture and spread it as broadly as possible, especially after the deep rifts that the society suffered from because of the shape that the ongoing conflict is taking.
Citizenship League is working to reinforce citizenship and its values in the region, and to deepen the knowledge in issues related to citizenship that has not received adequate attention in recent decades; such as secularism, civil society, democracy, and human rights… it also works on reinforcing the concept of equality of rights and duties among all citizens. It seeks to work on the ground to reinforce the principle of participation in public life and monitor violations of citizenship and promote the culture of dialogue and reconciliation among the various components of society. Therefore, spreading the culture of citizenship, introducing it and its issues, is a big responsibility that the league is carrying out daily. It seeks to achieve it, through publications, printed materials, seminars, symposiums and all possible forms of influence. Therefore, the League has organized dialogue sessions within the knowledge program, aiming to introduce the basic citizenship issues as well as introducing the League programs and projects, through seminars, dialogue sessions, and round tables.
To achieve the purpose of the League in spreading the culture of citizenship and introducing it, the League launched several projects based on a set of work forms or events that are similar, either together or separately:
this project is achieved through a series of events that participate in a common objective, these events are:
A. The ABC of citizenship: Seminars that focus on the concept of citizenship and related issues.
B. Dialogue sessions: they focus on a specific pressing issue.
C. League introducing sessions.
The common objectives are:
A. Introducing citizenship issues and spreading citizenship culture.
B. Introducing the League, its projects, and programs.
C. Promoting the dialogue and acceptance of the other opinion
The League has held many seminars and dialogue sessions, where the main subjects of citizenship, civil society, democracy, human rights and the laws and the Constitution were tackled, to deepen knowledge on these issues and to exchange different related points. These sessions resulted in dozens of rich dialogues with discussion and mutual ideas.