“Empowering Young Women to Lead Change” is a training tool for young women to catalyse positive change in their lives and communities. It is designed by and for young women, as part of the World YWCA’s commitment to developing effective young women leaders.
The manual has been tested in Belarus, Jamaica, El Salvador, Lebanon, Zambia and the Philippines to ensure it is a practical and youth friendly resource in diverse cultural settings.
The workshop guides included in each module are designed to enable young women to successfully lead fun and engaging workshops without need for “expert facilitators”. The curriculum is flexible and allows for adjustments, such as special speakers or resource people, to suit the needs of the participants. The modules may be used alone or in any combination that best meets participants’ interests, requirements, available time and resources.
There are also a series of warm-up, introductory and icebreaker activities to choose from to incorporate into trainings wherever necessary.