Egypt's World Youth Forum, a platform built by youth in an effort to spread messages of peace, prosperity, harmony, and progress to the entire world, recently called on the country's next generation to take part in its upcoming event.
The event, hosted by Egypt's president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, is set to take place at the beginning of November this year.
The forum's motto? "We need to talk."
Since the announcement, many Egyptians have taken to social media with the hashtag #WeNeedToTalk - not in celebration of the country's advancements for its youth, but rather in condemnation of the country's numerous human rights violations.
"Sisi hosting World Youth Forum with hashtag #WeNeedToTalk. We've been trying to talk but the government imprisons & tortures those challenging it"
What do Egyptians "need to talk" about?
The country's "countless violations of human rights"
"We need to talk about not being able to talk in Egypt"
About those who can't go back to "our country out of fear of arrest"
"We need to talk about my dad, and every dad you kept away from his family"
Two words: "Police brutality"
"We need to talk about a regime that has imprisoned its youth"
"About forced disappearances"
In 2015, more than 1,250 forced disappearances and 267 alleged extrajudicial killings were recorded in Egypt, according to Al Jazeera.
Egypt has been cracking down on reporters, political activists, and social reformists in an effort to wipe out "peaceful dissent" for years.
In a report published by Amnesty International in 2016, it was revealed that three to four people are seized per day on average.
"About torture in prisons"
"About the silencing of pens"
About those imprisoned for not committing a crime
Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, known as Shawkan, was first jailed in Aug 2013 on charges of weapons possession, illegal assembly, murder and attempted murder.
The charges against Zeid were one of hundreds that came about following clashes between Egyptian security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
Although the Egyptian criminal code stipulates a maximum of two years for individuals jailed without a trial, Zeid's case has been repeatedly delayed.
In a court hearing in 2016, Shawkan told the judge that he is a photojournalist with no political affiliation.
He also mentioned that his health is deteriorating, according to Daily News Egypt.