Many writings on the Arab uprisings or the “Arab Spring” highlight the role of youth. There is widespread acknowledgment that it is a mobilization generated by the younger generation, and most of the images circulated and the activities and events documented show young people in moments of sacrifice and pride, engagement and political dissent as well as active democratic participation. Though the generational approach is not necessarily sufficient to understand the sequence of events that led to the revolution, when it was applied, it neglected and overlooked the clear and obvious presence of children in the spaces of uprising since 2011 to 2013, and since the military intervention that ousted the democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi on the 3rd of July 2013 till today.

This chapter focuses on the agency of children, the massive violence committed against them, and the civil organizations’ maneuvering to protect them, whether they were dependents as minors caught in dissent action, or agents who chose to become politically active and act accordingly in an independent way and under different conditions, raising their voices and struggling to make a difference.