The 2018 International Children’s Peace Prize nominees

Yasmeen

Palestine, 18 years
Nominated by Annahda Women Association

Issues: DisabilitiesBullying

2018 Children's Peace Prize nominee Yasmeen

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Do not let anything stop you from achieving your dreams, all of us are talented and all of us can change the world and dazzle it through our abilities.

Yasmeen's story

Yasmeen, 18, lives in Palestine. She has a hearing impairment but there are no special schools in Palestine for children with hearing difficulties. It can be difficult at her regular school, where the teachers have no specialized training, and her peers make fun of her. However, rather than let it get her down, it makes Yasmeen determined to speak out on behalf of people with disabilities. She is very active on social media and has attracted many views and followers on Snapchat and YouTube. Through these channels she shows that disability doesn’t stop people from achieving great things, and offers hope to disabled children and their parents. She gives them a voice, which she calls the ‘Shout of the Voiceless’. In the future Yasmeen wants to improve on her education and become an artist.

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