TuWezeshe Akina Dada Africa-UK Young Women’s Leadership and Empowerment Movement (from here on known as TuWezeshe Dada) is a three year Comic Relief Common Ground Initiative funded women and girls’ rights project. Operating between July 2016-March 2019, TuWezeshe Dada will be implemented in five countries; the United Kingdom, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Somaliland. Facilitated by a consortium of four organisations namely Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development (FORWARD), Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA), Sub-Sahara Advisory Panel (SSAP) and Young Women’s Leadership Institute (YWLI), TuWezeshe Dada aims to improve the rights and amplify the actions of East African girls and young women in their fight against all forms of gender based violence. Through innovative and effective approaches including convening, capacity building, leadership development, mentoring and social communication change activities, TuWezeshe Dada will address gender based violence in a holistic, integrated and intersectional fashion. Project interventions will focus on strengthening the links between and improving the visibility, profile and leadership of young women in East Africa and the UK diaspora as well as across generations and urban/rural divides.
Young Women's Leadership Institute (YWLI) is one of the four partner institutes of the African Centers of Excellence (ACE) for Women's Leadership program run by the Institute of International Education (IIE) , Ethiopia Office.
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