YAA aims at having gender equity and equality in all spheres of development especially the leadership representation of women and young girls. This is done through the interventions that advocate for elections of women and young women and implementations of affirmative actions to enable gender equality in political leadership and decision-making platforms.
The YAA’s programmatic activities on the development agenda are also right-based, gender responsive and sensitive as Youth Agenda aims at consolidating the gains of women and young women as stipulated in the in the global states commitments, charter of the United Nations, National Laws (CoK2010) and protocols (African Youth Charter)
Deliver for Good Campaign Kenya
Partners: FIDA, CREAW, AKILI DADA, KENYA LAND ALLIANCE
The campaign seeks to catalyse concrete actions advancing gender equality at national level through evidence-based and coalition-driven advocacy. Throughout this campaign, in collaboration with other organisation, we have played a key role in advocating for the following:
- Access to resources with a focus on women land rights,
- Economic empowerment with attention to women’s access to financial resources,
- Sexual and Reproductive Health and Services to achieve Universal Health Coverage with an emphasis on adolescent access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, and
- Political Participation with a concentration on strengthening women’s role in decision making at all levels of government.
EVIDENCE GATHERING AND PROMOTION OF YOUNG WOMEN PARTICIPATION IN 2017 ELECTORAL PROCESS
Donor: UN Women
Target Counties: National
Project Period: December 2016 – December 2017
The project sought to bridge three key gaps, lack of data on young women and lack of visibility and accountability by systematically collecting, analyzing and sharing information on young women participation as voters, aspiring as candidates, and their trends in party primaries, campaign experiences and final performance in the 2017 elections.
- Enhanced access to evidence based information on young women participation in the 2017 electoral processes.
- Enhanced Visibility of Young Women candidates, and a more responsive leadership to youth issues 2017
- Enhanced Participation of Youth as Ambassadors of Peace in the 2017 general Election.
INCREASING WOMEN PARTICIPATION AND REPRESENTATION IN 2017 ELECTIONS
Donor: European Union through Oxfam
Target Counties: Kisii, Nakuru, Wajir, Turkana & Nairobi
Project Period: March 2016 – June 2018
The project sought to contribute to enhanced gender equality in governance and political leadership in Kenya. The specific objective is to increase representation of elected women in the 2017 general elections in Taita Taveta, Nakuru, Wajir, Turkana and Nairobi Counties. This initiative sought to increase the number of women in elective positions in 2017 by 33%, and that at least 50% of those elected are young women aged 18 to 35 years. By increasing women’s political participation the action would impact on democracy, including greater responsiveness to citizen needs, increased cooperation across party and ethnic lines, and more sustainable peace, as evidence shows.
- Enhanced capacity of women to competitively participate in political processes and issue based politics
- Enhanced participation of women in political party processes
- Strengthened implementation of electoral laws to facilitate women participation in electoral processes
- Voter endorsement and positive image of women in elective political leadership
THE GET INVOLVED INITIATIVE (PHASE II): SCALING UP YOUNG WOMEN PARTICIPATION IN KENYA ELECTORAL PROCESSES
Target Counties: National Level and Nairobi County
The project sought to offer support to the aspirants and also address the quagmire of the 2/3 gender principle that seeks to promote women representation and participation in decision making processes.
- Strengthened capacity of 100 Young Women to competitively campaign for political office and effectively participate in governance processes.
- Improved responsiveness of policy makers to affirmative action within affirmative action issue during policy formulation and implementation