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A worried young girl from Sweden: What is the role of youth?

Dina Alami
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Event: Geneva Peace Talks 2019
Location: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), Building E, Room XVIII
Date: 19/09/2019

Based on her personal background, growing up in a marginalized area of suburban Stockholm and witnessing the deadly violence in her surrounding community, Dina Alami started with her beloved friend, Oliver, the victim of gun violence in Sweden. She emphasized the importance of trust by saying: “We, who are affected by the violence, must be included in creating sustainable solutions. And that even involves the boys with the guns. Their perspective needs to be included as well, so people will understand even better what made them take a path that could only lead to trauma, hurt and loss.”

Geneva Peace Talks 2019. Recorded at the Palais des Nations on September 19, 2019.

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Dina Alami

Dina Alami is one of the young Ambassadors of Fryshuset. Fryshuset is Sweden’s largest civil society organization for youth. Dina is a political scientist, and her passion for peace and security has grown out of personal experiences of growing up in a marginalized area of suburban Stockholm and witnessing the results of deadly violence and its effects on herself and her surrounding community. Now, she works to create meetings between youth and politicians and to build bridges between groups in Sweden that do not have natural points of encounter.

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