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- Sherif Dhaimish writes that Khoja Huda in 'her brave, intimate account of her cousin (Tawfik Bensaud). Despite losing his father and his home during the ongoing violence, Tawfik “didn’t allow his grief to overwhelm or frustrate his spirit”, she continued. “He knew he was a target, but from what I see, his passion exceeded his fear.” Huda’s speech conveyed no sign of Libya’s youth slowing down as a result of recent events, and instead, they have ignited the necessity for further action and participation from people around the globe.'
Guest speaker Lord Jack McConnell, former First Minister of Scotland, praised the bravery of Libya’s youth and placed Tawfik and Sami’s death into a global context. Dare2Lead founder John Loughton reflected on the bigger picture, highlighting how there are youths from all walks of life who share Tawfik’s values.
“Hope. Tomorrow can be bright when the past was dark,” He said. “You can shoot our bodies but you can’t kill what we embody…youth can redefine the paradigms of politics.”
Link to full article: http://lyvoices.org/todays-youth-architects-of-peace/
Twitter handle #YouthPeaceUKOct 27, 2014