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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Hear from Dalia Shomaly, a Palestinian among four young women selected to participate in #CSW67 as …part of the #YW4A initiative.
Read her interview, where she reflects on the importance of intersectionality in tackling gender inequality.👇 https://cutt.ly/Gwqio6ts
The Maputo Protocol 20 for 20 Solidarity Awards
Women Deliver 2023 Conference: Spaces, Solidarity, and Solutions
Faith to Action Network @ Women Deliver 2023 Conference
The 2023 Inter-religious Convention
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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women and women driving social change for gender
equality, leadership and eliminating SGBV