They are often ignored, criticized and misunderstood, and in much of the Arab world, they are the target of misconceptions and stereotyping.
But in the United Arab Emirates, young people have a new champion. Shamma bint Suhail Faris Mazrui is the Persian Gulf nation’s minister of state for youth affairs. At 23 years old — she was 22 when appointed last year — Mazrui is believed to be the youngest government minister in the world.
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