The World YWCA is participating in this year’s 29th Gender is My Agenda Campaign (GIMAC) Pre Consultative Meeting in the African Union (AU) which is taking take place from 22-23 January 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the theme “Gender Inclusive Youth Empowerment and Development for Peaceful and Prosperous Africa.”

The meeting aims to address and enhance the gender responsiveness of the youth related commitments in Agenda 2063 and other AU instruments. The 29th session of the GIMAC Pre-Summit Consultative meeting is linked to the 2017 AU theme “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through investment in Youth.”

The World YWCA plays an active role by opening spaces for young women and girls to dialogue with policy and decision makers. To ensure that young women and girls speak for and represent themselves in all decision making processes, the World YWCA have a delegation of young women and girls from all regions of Africa.