Young people are changing the world today, creating the reality of tomorrow. Speaking up, challenging norms, collaborating, and building networks – young advocates are driving positive change in their communities, countries, and around the world. Women Deliver is shifting the global landscape in favor of meaningful youth engagement because we know young people are shaping a gender equal future. It’s time to follow their lead.
YOUNG LEADERS PROGRAM
The Women Deliver Young Leaders Program connects outstanding young advocates with the platforms, the people, and the resources that can amplify their influence on a larger scale. With an emphasis on sexual and reproductive health and rights, Women Deliver elevates the work of young people taking a stand for gender equality.
The Young Leaders Program is a catalyst for rising advocates, providing access to small grants, training, a digital university, speaking opportunities, and networking. Since 2010, a total of 700 young people from 138 countries have increased their impact through the award-winning program so far.
SMALL GRANTS PROVIDED
ADVOCACY IN ACTION TRACKER
The Young Leaders Advocacy in Action tracker displays the efforts that Women Deliver Young Leaders are making across issues, at local, national, and global levels.
SETTING THE AGENDA
When young people are involved from start to finish in the decision-making processes that affect their lives, programs and policies can reflect their needs. Women Deliver shapes the global conversation on youth engagement and helps increase the visibility of the Young Leaders by identifying national and global platforms for them to contribute equally to the conversation and share their expertise and experiences.
To increase their influence, young people want access to trainings and tools that give them equal footing in advocacy and decision-making spaces. Women Deliver provides technical training and skill development through its youth-friendly publications, promotion of the latest evidence, and its Digital University – which has trained 700 youth advocates to date.
SUPPORTING YOUTH ADVOCACY
Young people’s expertise and insights give them a unique ability to lead change and transform their communities and countries for the better. Through an innovative combination of small grants and responsive technical support, Women Deliver’s funding model provides young people the resources and opportunities they need to advance the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls, women, and young people in their communities, countries, and across the globe.