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.

LATEST YW4A UPDATES

YW4A ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Are you navigating digital spaces safely?

World YWCA #YW4A's latest resource, "From Pixels to Power: An Aid to Navigating Online Spaces Fearlessly and Safely", offers invaluable tips and recommendations for young women to stay safe and empowered online. From promoting body positivity to enhancing digital literacy, we've got you covered!

Check out the guide: https://yw4a.org/from-pixels-to-power-an-aid-to-navigating-online-spaces-fearlessly-and-safely/?fbclid=IwAR2AXuxyo0i8uRGOapHPJhcHzioRIjR3RPv2PhhH3BVMTYsEwymLaEdV8Zs

Let's build a safer digital world together. What's your top tip for staying safe online?

Explore the impactful role of World YWCA at the Inter-religious Convention 2023 in South Africa, where discussions on faith, feminism, & transformative tools took center stage.

With themes like 'Harmonizing Faith and Feminism: Facilitating Change with Transformative Tools', pivotal tools like #RiseUp! Young Women’s Leadership Training Manual and Feminist Consultation Methodology were showcased. The social hour, initiated by World YWCA, facilitates a sense of community among those dedicated to the #YW4A programme and its objectives.

📖 Read more about the discussions and view the pictures 👇
https://yw4a.org/world-ywca-shaping-discourse-and-cultivating-connections-at-irc2023/?fbclid=IwAR1rRcH9qlD8CZ0G–aSJ_0_AnPaRExmX0lC9EIOfRXlGjDL3z6w7lwcGhg

Explore the impactful role of World YWCA at the Inter-religious Convention 2023 in South Africa, where discussions on faith, feminism, & transformative tools took center stage.

With themes like 'Harmonizing Faith and Feminism: Facilitating Change with Transformative Tools', pivotal tools like #RiseUp! Young Women’s Leadership Training Manual and Feminist Consultation Methodology were showcased. The social hour, initiated by World YWCA, facilitates a sense of community among those dedicated to the #YW4A programme and its objectives.

📖 Read more about the discussions and view the pictures 👇
https://yw4a.org/world-ywca-shaping-discourse-and-cultivating-connections-at-irc2023/

Faith to Action Network Equality Now KIT Royal Tropical Institute Young Women's Christian Association – YWCA Kenya YWCA Palestine YWCA of south sudan Ibrahimia Media Center – مركز الإبراهيمية للإعلام

Are you navigating digital spaces safely?

World YWCA #YW4A's latest resource, "From Pixels to Power: An Aid to Navigating Online Spaces Fearlessly and Safely", offers invaluable tips and recommendations for young women to stay safe and empowered online. From promoting body positivity to enhancing digital literacy, we've got you covered!

Check out the guide: https://yw4a.org/from-pixels-to-power-an-aid-to-navigating-online-spaces-fearlessly-and-safely/

Let's build a safer digital world together. What's your top tip for staying safe online?

#YW4A stands in solidarity with the #ThursdayInBlack movement as we take a stand against violence targeting young women and women worldwide. Shocking statistics reveal that millions of adolescent girls between the ages of 15 and 19 have endured forced acts, with the majority being at risk from current or former partners.

We must come together to raise awareness, advocate for change, and provide support to those affected. Together, we can make a difference!

Equality Now Faith to Action Network KIT Royal Tropical Institute Young Women's Christian Association – YWCA Kenya YWCA of south sudan YWCA Palestine Ibrahimia Media Center – مركز الإبراهيمية للإعلام

🌟 Explore the #YW4A journey with Young Women's Christian Association – YWCA Kenya! Integrating positive masculinity to address gender inequalities and foster inclusivity, ensuring the safety and empowerment of young women while breaking gender stereotypes. Join us in reshaping norms for a world free from violence!

📖Explore the full article to uncover the impactful story behind this transformative initiative! https://yw4a.org/lesson-learned-positive-masculinities-as-a-conflict-sensitive-approach-in-kenya/?fbclid=IwAR1Ow74RGtTwW5A54C4w3PqzFTQoKqZ7MC2Sr4hWdHks5iprjubrzp5o5Ak

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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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