Young Women for Awareness,
Agency, Advocacy & Accountability

“Through YW4A, young women have the opportunity to take part in several activities that help young women develop a better understanding of the obstacles and problems that they face in society…I hope that we, as young women, reach a point where we are able to lead change, contribute to raising awareness of women’s issues, and train other young women who need to know and demand their rights and protect themselves,”

Wallah, 23, Ramallah, Palestine.

The YW4A Initiative’s strategic objective is to defend and expand the fulfilment of young women’s rights to dignity, bodily integrity and equal participation in decision-making, through the implementation of gender-just policies and laws in Egypt, Kenya, Palestine and South Sudan.

YW4A supports the agency and capacity building of 17,540 young women and 27 women’s rights and faith-based organisations in Egypt, Kenya, Palestine and South Sudan. The objective to enhance their individual and collective transformative actions to advocate and hold decision-makers accountable for women’s rights. This is to be achieved through four interconnected and intrinsically linked pathways.

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We are thrilled to share the remarkable policy achievements of the #YW4A initiative in 2023! 📰

Our annual report highlights the incredible milestones reached:

📄 The program has significantly contributed to 21 policy processes that protect and promote women's rights in laws and policies. These efforts are paving the way for a more equitable future.

🌟 Together, we are driving change and making a lasting impact on women's rights and gender equality.

📖 Read the full report to dive deeper into our impactful journey:
https://yw4a.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/YW4A-2023-Annual-Narrative-Report-Activity-no.-4000004377.pdf

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🌟We're excited to highlight the transformative impact of the #YW4A initiative in 2023!

⛪🕌 18 religious institutions have embraced greater gender equality, thanks to the dedicated efforts of 320 faith-based change agents. These institutions are now paving the way for a more inclusive and equitable future.

🌟 Discover the powerful role faith can play in driving gender equality in the #YW4A 2023 Annual Report: https://yw4a.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/YW4A-2023-Annual-Narrative-Report-Activity-no.-4000004377.pdf?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTAAAR3ZwNuRObxN_GIK7_LrR4BaX_kGENdKDMYA4TnvMjHJRkMHI8uLGLS4z28_aem_AeC9-_waPvevW3hCESUB_yFLD9-W9HrGKQGqivWdXeNDZwCeQKZ-AxpGh88WnJWs-4nRYkjzwvATe51oeyJ04OOm

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🌟 Exciting news! The latest #YW4A 2023 Annual Report is here, highlighting the remarkable achievements of 45,341 young women leading change in their communities!

Explore the report now: https://yw4a.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/YW4A-2023-Annual-Narrative-Report-Activity-no.-4000004377.pdf?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTAAAR1vDpjXPWIXdCDRhiyxcCJd4YSIJCdaK89bfL9HkoVZLSXKsBm8Jk9eDZs_aem_ZmFrZWR1bW15MTZieXRlcw

📣Exciting News! We are thrilled to share the remarkable achievements of the #YW4A initiative and partnership in 2023! 📰 Our annual report highlights the incredible milestones reached at its midterm last year:

🌟 45,341 young women have become knowledgeable, competent, and passionate leaders, driving change in their communities. This impact was amplified by 4,208 young women trainers of trainers, extending their knowledge to peers and impacting a total of 41,133 individuals.
🙌 99% of young women now exercise leadership at personal, peer/family, community, and policy levels.
⛪ 🕌 18 religious institutions have transformed their norms and practices towards greater gender equality, with 320 faith-based change agents leading the charge.
📄 The program has contributed to 21 policy processes that protect and promote women's rights in laws and policies.

📖 Read the full report to dive deeper into our impactful journey: https://yw4a.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/YW4A-2023-Annual-Narrative-Report-Activity-no.-4000004377.pdf

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Last week, young women and the World YWCA joined theologians, scholars from Muhammadiyah and Universitas 'Aisyiyah (UNISA) Yogyakarta, faith leaders, and women’s rights institutions at the Global Conference on Women’s Rights in Islam.

We shared experiences and initiatives and equipped advocates through discussions on interpretations of Islam that powerfully promote women’s rights. We are committed to ensuring universal rights for all women, free from discrimination.

More information on the Global Conference on Women’s Rights in Islam:
https://yw4a.org/events/world-ywca-at-the-women-deliver-2023-conference-226-805-639-581-317-908-886-135/#:~:text=The%20Global%20Conference%20on%20Women's%20Rights%20in%20Islam%20(GCWRI)%20is,promoting%20women's%20rights%20in%20Islam

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Exciting News! Dolphine Kwamboka, Technical Programme Manager in Eastern Africa for the #YW4A Initiative, recently participated as a panellist at the "Unlock the Future" workshop, representing grassroots-level organisations like the World YWCA.

Dophine shared valuable insights on accelerating progress towards Agenda 2030 and the #SDG goals. Her key takeaways from the conference are eye-opening:

🤝 Involving Local and Regional Governments: Including diverse perspectives ensures more effective outcomes.
💬Agile and Focused Conversations: Prioritizing action leads to efficient solutions.
👉 Grounded Approach in Realities: Understanding and addressing youth and women's needs is crucial.

These insights reaffirm our commitment to empowering young voices within the World YWCA programmes. We're dedicated to providing platforms for them to express their needs independently and develop their own solutions intergenerationally.

Learn more on the YW4A initiative: https://yw4a.org/

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The programme, led by the World YWCA, is implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, by a consortium of eight core partners and 22 local women’s rights and faith-based organisations.

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