”Youth have ideas, promote them”.
Youth are active partners in the development process. Enabling them to translate their ideas into actions is our major task. Emphasizes on the civic awareness and civic issues, thus motivating and facilitating youth to act and take initiations and be informed on the issues of their concern.
”Youth Health matters, break the barrier”.
We work with youth towards Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights sensitization through grass-root activities and advocacy. Provides awareness and greater involvement of young people in response to the issues related sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the global goals for sustainable development adopted by 193 member countries of United Nations on 2015, which envisions to shape up the world and make the world a better place to live in by 2030. YUWA is also working in awareness and implementation of SDGs solely and also in partnership.
”Self-employment is key to eradicate poverty”.
Promotes youth entrepreneurship and supports upcoming entrepreneurs towards self- sufficiency. We work with youth to foster their economic initiation and promote their innovation to help them become potential entrepreneurs.
Each year, from 25 November marked as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to 10 December, World Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism campaign calls for action against one of the world’s most persistent violations of human rights – violence against women. The global advocacy theme this year is: Orange the World: #HearMeToo
Violence against women continues to occur at an alarming scale in every country in the world. Too often it is accepted as normal behaviour and the global culture of discrimination against women allows violence to occur with impunity. Recent movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp have propelled this issue onto the global stage. Advocates understand that while the names and contexts may differ across geographic locations, women and girls everywhere are experiencing extensive abuse and their stories need to be brought to light.
Calls for action like the 16 days of Activism are crucial because they shine a spotlight on the issue of violence against women. They are a moment to create public awareness about what needs to change to prevent it from happening in the first place at local, national, regional and international levels and call for improved laws and services to end violence against women for good.
Violence against women is not inevitable; it is preventable. Let us tell our families, schools, communities and workplaces. Together, our message will be amplified, and our voices heard.
YUWA is running the following programs marking 16 Days of Activism this year.
1. Khulla Aakash on What the Consent!
“Khulla Aakash” is a unique discussion event; the main idea of which is to share ideas, experiences, perspectives, doubts, knowledge, and recommendations and just about anything that comes in our mind through an informal conversation. Under the open sky, with an open mind, each individual feel free to talk about and discuss anything that comes in our mind. YUWA is thus going to conduct a Khulla Aakash session on the topic of What the Consent, marking 16 Days of Activism.
Khulla Akash on 26 November 2018 marked as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women will bring in the discussion on What the Consent and its importance to end violence against women. Do join in to share your views and stories on consent.
2. Youth reacts on #MeToo
Movements such as #MeToo that change hearts and minds and move a nation in the direction of justice have always been rooted in storytelling.
The #MeToo surge against sexual abuse provides opportunities for pivotal societal change and challenges too. Instead of waiting to have “the talk” until adults think it’s age-appropriate, the talk should start now and remain a constant throughout. Anyone’s personal story can prove a powerful tool for change. The #MeToo movement has inspired countless women, and some men, to share their experiences with sexual assault or harassment. Youth reacts on the upsurge of #MeToo movement has been compiled to be shared marking 16 Days of Activism.
3. My #MeToo Story
The #MeToo movement is a movement against sexual harassment and assault that has created a sea change for victims of it. Now more than ever before, women are speaking up about their experiences, and perpetrators are being called upon to account for their actions. Given the global nature of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and violence against women, it asks what responsibilities we have as youth.
Let us seize this moment of opportunity marking 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence to create an inclusive and diverse environment conducive to share our stories of understanding.
Speak Up. Reach out your #MeToo story to us. Make your voice matter. Let us be your voice.
4. Panel Discussion on One Stop Crisis Management Center (OCMC)
Large numbers of women and children have been experiencing various forms of gender based violence (GBV) which has resulted in physical, sexual and psychological damage. Since there has been a lack of unified and effective provisions to manage GBV, it has been difficult to effectively tackle, treat and address the problems in an integrated manner.
In this context, the Government of Nepal has identified the Ministry of Health and Population as the chief responsible executive body to implement Clause 3 of the National Action Plan 2010 against Gender Based Violence to effectively provide integrated services to survivors of GBV with the establishment of One-stop Crisis Management Center (OCMC). The role of One Stop Crisis Management Center is to improve access to quality services and support GBV survivors through multi-sectoral partnerships and collaborations.
We are bringing this panel discussion on OCMC marking the 16 Days of Activism to raise awareness on OCMC to youths.
5. Awareness Drama on Gender Based Violence
Awareness drama titled “Hamro Adaan: Laingik Hinsha Birudhha” is to be carried out marking 16 Days of Activism 2018. The program will be held at Jadibuti settlement area, Bhaktapur with the aim to aware people regarding gender based violence.
The program includes drama, followed by dance and slam poetry. The sole purpose of this awareness drama is to build an emotional outlet so that the targeted audience can understand the situation of violence against women and ways to eliminate it.
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One of the best organization in Nepal where youths can share their ideas and experiences in different platforms. My 3 weeks work in YUWA was a great experience. Best wishes to Yuwa for further endeavors!
YUWA is a platform of opportunities for youth to develop themselves both personally and professionally.
One of the best Youth organization of Nepal run by dynamic & intellectual personalities.