Empowered and thriving young women and girls
To support young women and girls with the resources, skills, and knowledge they need to thrive through service provision, capacity building and advocacy.
YETU acknowledges and assumes responsibility for all her actions, interventions and decisions. We are good stewards of all resources in our custody.
YETU is determined to design and support interventions
which empower ommunities. It’s key for the
communities to start and manage their own processes
for sustainability and ownership
YETU is committed to honesty and honor without compromise
Ensures the continuity and replication of all its programs in the community.
E v e r y y e a r, o v e r 5 3 0 l i v e s o f young women, g i rls and the c om m uni t y a r e t r ans f o rm e d thr ough our p r o g r am s
Why We Exist
- 25% of teenage girls are mothers or expecting their first child at 18 years.
- Youth unemployment stands at approximately 62%
- 70% of the population has no access to family planning and contraceptives information
- 3 in every 10 children has never been to school
- 50% of Uganda’s children live in poverty
- HIV prevalence is almost four times higher among young women aged 15 to 24 than young men of the same age.
- In 2014, only 38.5% of young women and men aged 15-24 could correctly identify ways of preventing the sexual transmission of HIV.
- 1 in every 3 females 24 years and below has been a victim of two forms of violence either sexual, emotional or physical violence in their lifetime