Youth represent an important sector of the Arab population. More than half the 250 million people in the Arab world today are under the age of 25. Given that the youth are the future and are a force to be reckoned with, identifying their problems and needs is a key element in ameliorating their conditions. Arab youth are plagued by very many ills, namely high unemployment rates, deteriorating public education, wars, social marginalization, health and reproductive problems, gender oppression, and sexual violence against young women to mention a few. The purpose of this issue of Al-Raida is to highlight the situation of youth in the Arab world.