Power to You(th) is a five (5) year programme (2021-2025) whose overall strategic programme objective is to contribute to more adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) from underserved communities to be meaningfully be involved in all decision-making regarding harmful practices, sexual and gender-based violence and unintended pregnancies. Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) are being empowered to claim their rights, address gender inequalities and challenge the negative gender norms. The programme focuses on improving the lives and health of AGYW in relation to gender equality and sexual reproductive health and rights by strengthening the role of young people, community leaders, religious and cultural leaders, teachers, health worker, police policy makers men and boys in women’s health and empowerment.
Power to Youth programme (PtY) is part of the global program being supported by Amref Doctors, Rutgers and Sonke Gender Justice (Sonke) with Amref Flying Doctors as the overall Lead and Sonke Gender Justice the lead global-partner for PtY Uganda. The programme is being implemented in seven countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Senegal and Uganda.
In Uganda, the Programme is being implemented in six (6) districts of Kampala, Kalangala, Bukwo, Busia, Mbale and Isingiro by the Country Management Team (CMT) comprised of three (3) partners namely;
Power to Youth Uganda identified five groups of actors as the focus for the Power to Youth Uganda Country program and these are linked to the overall Power to Youth program’s global theory of change, namely:
As a women led organization, EASSI brings to the CMT advocacy on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) including understanding on dealing with cross-border FGM issues. EASSI is known for its strong campaigns on gender equality and women’s empowerment. EASSI also has Observer Status at the East African Community Secretariat in Arusha – a STRONG plus for regional advocacy efforts for PtY Uganda on the regional level. EASSI also comes with experience in monitoring gender transformative advocacy campaigns and policy advocacy owing to their long experience in conducting the gender barometer.