Hiwar: First Civil Society for Information is licensed

Last February, a civil Society under the name of Al Hiwar was licensed. It aims to provide information by collecting and distributing data, as well as conducting research studies and preparing surveys and statistics, particularly those related to the youth. In addition, the society aims to promote a culture of dialogue between various parties which differ in their opinions and positions on social issues.

The President of the society, Sayid Adnan Jalal, said in an interview with AlWasat Arabic daily newspaper on 9 April 2009 that the future plan of Hiwar will focus on training, promoting national belonging, spreading environmental awareness and nurturing hidden talents. He also added that Hiwar is not exactly a youth society, but a society in which youth represent the majority of its members and its main concern is youth issues, including engaging and integrating young people in social issues.