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Our Mission:

YOUNG AFRICA WOMEN INITIATIVE (YAWI) provides female survivors of conflict, civil strife, and gender-based violence with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency. As a result, YAWI promotes sustainable civil societies while helping to empower one African woman at a time.

Our vision:

YAWI’s vision is for African women to live in a world that embraces integrity, peace, prosperity, respect for human rights and freedom from oppression.

Philanthropic Goals:

The goals of YAWI as a philanthropic institution are:
- To invest in the efforts of African women who are engaged in innovative activities to develop their communities.
- To increase the amount of resources available to women and women’s projects in Africa.
- To advocate with other donors and policy makers for resources to empower African women.
- To establish alliances and build strategic relationships with other national/international organizations and individuals who are committed to promoting and protecting women’s rights.

What we do:

YAWI works with socially excluded women in five African countries where conflict has devastated lives and communities. Each woman YAWI serves has her own story– loss of loved ones, physical and emotional trauma, loss of home, and displacement as refugees or internally displaced persons in their own country. Regardless of their individual circumstance, most women have endured a struggle for survival.

YAWI believes that lasting change can only be achieved when women have access to both knowledge and resources.


Contact information

Date Founded: 2008

Government ID number: N/A

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Phone: +254713735364

Fax: N/A

Nakuru, Nakuru, +254, Kenya

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