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Institutional Member: Advocates for Youth and Health Development (AYHD)

AYHD

Advocates for Youth and Health Development (AYHD), founded in Nigeria, is a youth-led non-governmental organization based in Lagos. The organization operates at the national level and intends to open branches in different regions of Nigeria. AYHD aims to support youth empowerment, promote peacebuilding and human rights protection, raise awareness about gender and women’s rights, and support health development among youth, women and children. The organization carries out its work through capacity building, advocacy, research and documentation and engages with various stakeholders, including parents, teachers, community leaders, policy makers, professionals and other local and international organizations. To find out more about AYHD, please visit their website

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Institutional Member: Women Bright Society

Women Bright Society

Women Bright Society (WBS) is an Indian non-profit organization which promotes socio-economic development among children, women, and people with physical disabilities. The organization advocates for social justice and raise awareness of women’s and children’s rights.  It also contributes to the empowerment of rural women by providing capacity building trainings and supporting the establishment of income generating activities. In addition, WBS engages in environmental protection and conducts trainings for community members and partners on sustainable development. Some of the additional activities carried out by WBS include health awareness and vocational skills training for adolescents and young women, offering an HIV and AIDS Intervention programme, forming advocacy and lobbying campaigns, and advocating for social security measures such as insurance and old age pension schemes. To find out more about WBS, please visit their website.

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Institutional Member: Mercedes Parra Foundation

Mercedes Parra Foundation

The Mercedes Parra Foundation (MPF), named in the honor of Mercedes Maria Parra Forbes, was established in 2010. The foundation provides programs and services aimed at ensuring gender equity by promoting sustainable social development through training, consultancy, and direct support of individual women, groups and organizations. MPF’s work targets five dimensions of female empowerment and opportunity: economic participation, economic opportunity, political empowerment, educational attainment, and health and well-being. The foundation has three major initiatives: Agrofem, supporting female agriculturalists in developing countries to transition from subsistence to market-oriented farming by providing grants and interest-free loans, capacity building, and technical assistance;  the Micro Grant Program which awards small grants to help support the humanitarian efforts of women; and Operation Santa Clau, providing clothes, books, and toys to families in need on the Island of San Andres, Colombia. To find out more about MPF, please visit their website

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Institutional Member: Aware Girls

Aware Girls

Aware Girls was established in North Western Pakistan as a forum for girls and young women. Today, this, young women led, non-governmental organization focuses on strengthening young women’s leadership and advocates for young women’s rights. Aware Girls envisions a world where women’s rights are equally respected as human rights, women have control over their own lives and have equal access to education, employment, governance, justice, legal support, financial resources, recreation, health and more specifically sexual and reproductive health and social services.

To find out more about Aware Girls, please visit their website and Facebook page.

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Institutional Member: Batwa Bemba

Batwa Bemba

Batwa Bemba is a non-governmental development organization based in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo. The organisation is dedicated to strengthening the capacity of women situated in rural areas to improve their self-management skills, defend women’s human rights, promote gender equality and fight against all forms of violence against women. Batwa Bemba aims to contribute to improving women’s rights specifically through education of unmarried mothers and youth faced with social exclusion due to lack of education. The organisation seeks to promote the values ​​of justice and democracy within the Congolese population in general and women in particular. To find out more about Batwa Bemba, please visit their Facebook page or contact membership@awid.org

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