Power to You(th) is a five-year (2021-2026), consortium effort funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The project will be implemented in seven districts of Amhara and Afar Regional States, led by a consortium of three organizations: Amref Health Africa, Youth Network for Sustainable Development, and Hiwot Ethiopia. The Power to You(th) project will centre youth and harness the power of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in achieving change to harmful practices (HPs), sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), and poor sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes, including unintended pregnancy.
The project envisions more adolescent girls and young women from underserved communities making informed choices, enjoying their sexuality, and being free from harmful practices in a gender-equitable society.
Power to You(th) has four interlinked pathways:
Pathway 1: Strengthening young people to claim civic space
Pathway 2: Strengthening Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)
Pathway 3: Changing social norms
Pathway 4: Improving policies and policy implementation