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

The World YWCA & partners in the #YW4A consortium are excited to launch a new blog series, #TechnicalPointOfView! ⭐️

The series is a collection of analytical articles from YW4A advocates and allies in facilitating young women’s leadership and eliminating #SGBV.

Read our first blog article from World YWCA on Experiences from Egypt: Language and its contribution to normalising SGBV.👇
https://yw4a.org/language-and-its-contribution-to-normalising-sgbv-experiences-from-egypt/

The World YWCA & partners in the #YW4A consortium are excited to launch the new #TechnicalPointOfView blog series! ⭐️

Read our first blog on Language & its contribution to normalising SGBV: Experiences from Egypt.👇
https://yw4a.org/language-and-its-contribution-to-normalising-sgbv-experiences-from-egypt/

Congratulations to Deacon Esther Muhagachi on her recent ordination. As a network, we applaud this achievement as it signifies a step towards ensuring that faith organizations' social norms and practices are shifted towards advancing women's rights.
#faithactors4jsutice #YW4A

We join our member @ELCJHL in congratulating Pastor Sally Azar on her ordination as the first Palestinian female pastor in the Holy Land. This is an important step in breaking down the barriers that keep women from serving in church leadership positions.
#genderjustice #YW4A

Through amplifying young women’s voices to create a better future, the #YW4A initiative works to end #SGBV and to support young women's leadership.

We understand the importance of community and collaboration in achieving this goal, so let’s come together to ensure that young women have access to the resources they need and deserve.

Learn more about the initiative:
http://yw4a.org

Through amplifying young women’s voices to create a better future, the #YW4A initiative works to end SGBV & to support young women's leadership.

Let’s come together to ensure that young women have access to the resources they need & deserve.

Learn more:
http://yw4a.org

YW4A EVENTS

YW4A

THE CONSORTIUM

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.

Read intergenerational opinions and stories of young
women and women driving social change for gender
equality, leadership and eliminating SGBV