Youth & Women Empowerment
Good Governance and Human Rights | Economic Empowerment and Livelihoods | Social Wellbeing and Gender Equality
Good governance determines who has power, who makes decisions and how other players make their voices heard. It articulates key attributes in structures and processes that are designed to ensure accountability, transparency, responsiveness, rule of law, stability, equity and inclusiveness, empowerment and broad-based participation.
The FKF governance program ensure that not only is the voice of young people and women heard but they are also involved in and benefit from all mechanisms, processes and systems that promote good governance at local, national, regional and international levels.
FKF seeks to strengthen its role and visibility in setting, prioritizing and influencing relevant policy changes. We take actions to increase our visibility in policy spaces and engagement in governance processes by establishing strategic partnerships that add great value to youth and women development. We support and strengthen data collection efforts with a view of providing a sound evidence base for the various policy interventions regarding women and youth development.
Women and Youths face unprecedented challenges to their livelihoods, their identities, their institutions, and their sense of place in the evolving global village. The aim of this program is to strengthen the livelihoods base of women and youths through:
Enhancing economic opportunities for women and youth through development of knowledge and skills as well as linking them to business development support services. These include efforts towards improved confidence and self-esteem among women and youths.
In line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) we strengthen existing program areas and venture into new program areas namely: Productive employment and decent work, Youth & Women enterprise development, Incubation and agriculture, Climate change and environment among others.
Women and Youth unemployment and lack of opportunities has substantial negative social implications and can lead to health, mental and other challenges that prevent young people and women from enjoying their rights. Beyond the individual level, it affects the prosperity, stability and equality within a society and the nation’s sustainable development. This has disproportionally affected different genders. Discriminatory gender norms and stereotypes, widespread discrimination and gender-based inequalities create pervasive obstacles to the realization of youth and women’s rights.
Covid-19 pandemic had a disproportionate effect on the youth and women in 2020 and will continue to in the foreseeable future. The women and youth were disproportionately burdened with caretaking, homeschooling while taking care of other family burdens. At the same time many youth and women who were the largest segment occupying lower cadre employment positions lost their jobs or had reduced incomes due to the pandemic.
We seek to influence access to social protection and security. And promote inclusive representation in decision making of young people and women with regards to their health and sexual reproductive health rights.