ABOUT THE
Y-ACT
PLATFORM
Y-ACT is an initiative by Amref Health Africa and the Advocacy Accelerator that works with partners and communities across the country to strengthen the voice, skills and participation of youth across Kenya
to advocate for youth-identified policy and resource priorities in the areas of gender equality and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) at national, sub-national and grassroots levels.
WHY JOIN
THE Y-ACT
PLATFORM
Young people under the age of 35 account for 70 percent of Kenya’s population. However, theyface significant challenges in realizing their potential; including a 55 percent unemployment rate, particularly among young women. Kenyan youth have a huge opportunity to shift the county’s policy landscape to address challenges in gender and Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights (SRHR).
This comes at a time when the importance of their role and the potential for policy improvement is at its greatest. The impact of youth advocacy is often hindered by a lack of skills, tools and resources to implement plans and action. There are also limited mechanisms for identifying, connecting, and engaging youth in strategic advocacy across the country.
Y-ACT
Organisations
Champions

Nairobits Trust

An organization that advocates for education, Family Planning and champions
for Anti-FGM. They also focus on Grassroots Mobilization, Democracy/governance,Employment, Gender Equality and Health Nutrition

Youth Alive Kenya

An organization that advocates for and supports youth participation in
development processes. Their current Strategic Plan (2015 – 2019) seeks to strengthen youth participation in development agenda in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets at County level.

Samburu Women Trust

They deal with community awareness creation on women and girls rights,
eradication of harmful practices and youth empowerment for social change. With a focus in Democracy/Governance, Education, employment, Gender Equality and Reproductive Rights,

Horn of Africa Development Initiative

They are an organization that trains community facilitators on social
accountability, active participation in governance at county level, petition writing and social accountability. Their focus is in Democracy/Governance, Education, Gender Equality, Health
and Reproductive Rights

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