Power to You(th)


Power to Youth Project
Power to Youth Project

Launched in January 2021, Power to You(th) project is a five-year consortium effort funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


The project puts youth at the center of its interventions and harnesses the power of adolescent girls and young women from underserved communities in making informed choices, which is essential to achieve change on harmful traditional practices, gender-based violence as well as poor sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes, including unintended pregnancies.


The Power to You(th) project is 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, and works towards achieving its ambitions through four interlinked pathways:


  • Strengthening young people to claim civic space to actively demand accountability and responsiveness on the key issues from societal and state actors.
  • Strengthening Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to claim, protect, and expand the civic space at the (sub) national level, with connections to the global level.
  • Changing social norms by engaging societal actors (reformists) to support and promote youth rights and progressive equal social norms concerning the key issues identified.
  • Improving policies and policy implementation to protect adolescent girls and young women from the detrimental effects of harmful practices, sexual and gender-based violence, and unintended pregnancies.
Power to Youth Project