Established in 2009, YUWA is a registered not for profit, purely youth run and led organization working to promote youth participation through empowerment and advocacy. YUWA was born out of a group of committed youths, unofficially working in this sector since 2005. The initial focus was to develop leadership skills of the involved youths, to train as youth activists and to advocate for change, thus resulting into a wide and diverse array of knowledge, skills and experience in this sector. It led to the realization of the seriousness of youth issues and the need to act, which, finally took the shape of YUWA.

Since its formal establishment, YUWA has concentrated upon holistic youth issues and is especially working on three thematic issues- Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Active Citizenship and Center for Youth Studies.

The word “YUWA” has it root in the Nepali language referring youth. True to its meaning, its executive body of decision makers include youths between the age-group of 16 to 29 only.

With its strong networking, good leadership and youth friendly environment, YUWA has provided a platform for youth to explore themselves and to discuss and act on global and local issues.

YUWA's decision-makers include youth between the age group of 16 to 29 only. It is governed and run by youth of the same age. However, it also aims to create youth-adult partnership in several issues. YUWA is committed to working with and for youths regardless of their origin, area, ethnicity, race, religion and political belief. We believe in and maintain "unity in diversity".

YUWA envisions a society whereby youth, as indispensable change agents, are valued as partners in decision making on all levels.

Empowering youth to participate in local issues and encouraging sustainable and inter-generational participation.

Advocating for greater youth participation on all levels.


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Collaborations So Far


Youths Empowered


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