Young African Women Initiative (YAWI)

Young Africa women initiative (YAWI) is a legal entity based in Nakuru Kenya. YAWI is a woman-led organization which was founded in 2012 YAWI is registered with the NGO board of Kenya. The purpose of the organization is providing frontline services to meet the needs of women, children, and girls facing multiple disadvantage across more strands of gender-based violence. At the top YAWI is led by a board of 5 board of directors with diverse skills. At the management level, YAWI has qualified staff led by an Executive Director (1), project officers (2), mobilization, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning officer (1), and 1 office assistance administrator.

Our Vision: African women to live in a world that embraces integrity, peace, prosperity, respect for human rights, and freedom from oppression.

Our Mission: To promote, protect and advocate for the rights of women to ensure their freedom
form all forms of violence and provide them with the tools and resources necessary to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency.