The youth in Gender project
The youth movements have influenced line agencies and local authorities to account for the poor families’ demand of ending domestic violence and work for a proper hygiene and better sanitation in their communities.
2 young people were selected in each village, which corresponds in total to 18 young people from 9 villages (70% are girls). Each teenager had the role to disseminate the knowledge to at least 10 new teenagers in their village, which in the end worked to create a youth movement. They received training on gender concepts, domestic violence, child rights, health and sanitation, use of clean water.
Youth Groups conduct village meetings to discuss about domestic violence and Water and Sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in their communities. The issues and challenges identified were documented for discussion during public dialogues with local authorities, Ministry of Women Affairs (MOWA) and Provencal Department of Rural Development PDRD. Youth Groups were also allowed to attend monthly meetings with Commune Council (CC) to learn and share their experiences and concerns.
The prioritized activities of the Youth Project
- Training on Gender concept, domestic violence, child protection awareness and the selected families develop their family’s plan
- Build youth network (Happy Families), change makers in target villages. NGO partners and MOWA provided capacity building to young people on domestic violence and children’s rights.
- Link between change makers and local authorities to influence them to address the issues of gender based violence and livelihood and accountability (CC meeting).
The youth in Domestic Violence project
A group of 18-young female people network was formed in Snoul district Kratie province. They work in big groups to increase their voices against the domestic violence in the target district. Their mission is to work closely with domestic families and sub national women as well. They play a major role, as their responsibilities comprise: to invite guest speakers, organize venue of meetings, banners, and other materials. They work as facilitators sometimes, organize incentives for the guest speakers, questions and answers, observations, contribute to the various comments and develop the minutes of each meeting or write the report.