Young Female Platforms (YFP) was established in 2009 by Norsaac and its partner Actionaid Ghana to address the broad challenges of low participation of women and girls in leadership and decision-making processes. It serves as a learning platform for young girls in the Northern and North-East Regions to deliberate on various developmental and governance issues, particularly those affecting the growth, education and development of young girls and women in general. It is made up of 30 – 40 young females, including girls with disability at the SHS levels. The initiative currently is implemented in twenty-four (24) schools across northern and North-East regions.
So far, the platform has influenced and empowered young girls in SHS to aspire for leadership positions as well as enabled young women to actively participate in leadership roles, build their confidence level, enhance their advocacy skills, and challenge them to claim their rights including the right to equally participate in decision-making processes at all levels in the society.
Thus, the Young Female Platform safe spaces specifically focus on empowering young women in areas relating to leadership, women’s health, human rights, and social activism.
Donor: Actionaid Ghana