FIWG empowers young people 10-24 years with correct knowledge, attitude and skills for reducing gender-based violence (GBV), the risk of substance abuse and improving their SRHR (sexual and reproductive health) outcomes. The Youth program is a gender transformative program that looks at challenging negative social norms and practices that affect healthy outcomes amongst young people. The program promotes gender equality and social norm change through youth engagement and peer-to-peer mobilization.
Male Change Agents Mobilization
- Identify and select anti-GBV male change agents from selected groups like PEs, youth group members,
- Parents, faith and opinion leaders.
Provide support to male change agents to conduct monthly community meetings with selected community members in an effort to empower and engage boys and men to challenge and question harmful traditional norms as it relates to masculinity.
Youth SRHR Service Camps
Organize annual integrated SRH, substance abuse prevention and GBV service camps for youth participants to access and utilize health services, information, and counseling in a violent-free environment.
Work closely with a local model health facility and peer educators to mobilize and encourage youth participation.