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.


#TrainingOpportunity Are you aged between 20 & 35? Are you interested to learn more about intersections between religion & politics in contemporary contexts?

Check this great opportunity of Oikoumene for the Training for Religious Amity program (YATRA)👇

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Applications open for upcoming Young Adults Training for Religious Amity

Applications are open for a Young Adults Training for Religious Amity program (YATRA) to be held in October.

The World YWCA is seeking for a #Consultant to work on Applying Feminist Consultation Methodology (FCM)- an Action Research

📆Deadline: 25th September 2022
👉Learn more about the position & apply⤵️

#FeministFriday This week, World YWCA hosted 3 sessions of online dialogues with #YWCALeaders worldwide to connect, engage & exchange with them on Goal 2035 and to continue to build our #movement.

Goal2035 can only be reached if #Youngwomen & women work together every day to make this collective goal a reality.

The power of girls and young women is limitless!

Young women in Thailand have been leading sessions of Training of Trainers for #YWCALeaders from YWCA Chiang Mai. They introduced World YWCA #RiseUp young women's transformative leadership model to lead the training focused on the following thematics:
👉Human Rights,
👉Sexual Health, Reproductive Health, and Rights,
👉Mental Health,
👉Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls,
👉Strengthening leadership skills,
👉Intergenerational leadership skills,
👉Creating safe spaces for young women

#YoungWomenLead YWCA of Thailand YWCA of Chiangmai Thailand

We will be hosting our 4th dialogue on #WomensRights focusing on advancing gender equality in Islam.
Date: October 3nd, 2022
Time: 3:00 PM EAT |2:00 PM GMT+2| 7:00 PM WIB.
Register here:
#genderequality #Islam #YW4A #JISRA #muslim



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