Young women and men influence urban governance and planning on Human right, safety and economic opportunities among other central issues.
Under this objective; YWCA is working to influence policies, regulations and norms which obstruct the rights and leadership potential of women and youth. We bring the voices of women and youth to the decision-making table. We create opportunities for them to advocate for their rights at local and national. Currently active project under this category are;
Support young people to raise their voices and advocate for the fulfilment of their entitlements, rights and well-being.
Building the capacity of young people to enable them claim their socio economic rights and hold decision makers /duty bearers accountable.
In doing this, the intervention focuses on three critical and interconnected issues: reducing young people’s engagement in urban violence, improving economic opportunities and strengthening young people’s influence and civic engagement.
Outcome 1: Urban violence and conflict affecting young women and men have declined in fragile urban areas targeted by the strategic partnership
Outcome 2: Vulnerable and excluded young people, especially young women, working in the urban informal sector are enabled to engage in decent work in cities targeted by the strategic partnership
Outcome 3: Through strong CSOs, young women and men are influencing urban governance and planning on safety and economic opportunities in cities targeted by the strategic partnership
Outcome 4: Civil Society effectively generate and use knowledge to ensure evidence-based responses to urban violence and fragility affecting young women and men.
Under the safe and Inclusive Cities Project Of YWCA, Young women and men living in fragile urban areas of Arada, young women and men making their living in the informal sector, including the most vulnerable and excluded segments of the youth population such as unemployed young people, factory workers, commercial sex workers, substance abusers and young women subjected to violence in public transport.
Project Period: Jan 2018- Dec 2022
Source of Finance; PLAN International.