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.



Young Women Leadership Program on GBV is aimed at mentoring & training young women in #Mombasa to become transformative leaders.
Ms Lilian (exchange program participant) is using her knowledge as a #YW4A TOT with @Ywcakenya SS to train #SRHR participants on Riseup #YWCALeaders

In South Sudan,GBV is pervasively affecting women, throughout the country.But while both males and females are at risk of GBV, majority of those impacted are women and girls.Time to EndSGBV for a sustainable future #InternationalWomensDay #YW4A @equalitynow @SouthYwca @worldywca

All types of GBV have devastating impacts, resulting in long-term physical, psychological and social traumas that can affect individuals, families and communities for decades.Time to EndSGBV for a sustainable future #InternationalWomensDay #YW4A
@worldywca @equalitynow @SouthYwca

Flash back Friday 🔙Riseup and Advocacy training in Migori County. WRO @SafeFdn together with @Ywcakenya & @equalitynow participated in a tree planting activity to commemorate the event and emphasize on environmental conservation.

In south Sudan, 52% of all girls are married before they reach 18 and around 1 third of all girls are pregnant before turning 15, deprived their basic Rights, lives.

Time to EndSGBV

"We must accept the fact that things are different there is a higher need to give young women equal access to technology however, the occupation in Palestine remains the biggest issue for this & all sorts of restrictions. "

Tamar Haddad Author & Gender, Manager at ELCJH

Listen to #YW4A conversation on Conflict, SGBV and Technology: Learnings from Young Women in Gaza.

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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.

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