Being a young female politician in Zambia means facing resistance, discrimination,
intimidation and sexism due to pervasive cultural and patriarchical norms.
The YOWOP project aims at equipping Young Female Politicians in Zambia with
tools required to challenge stereotypes and overcome capacity gaps and lack of
opportunities to participate in their country’s development. By the creation of a
safe space where YFP can exchange with their peers, by amplyfying their voices
and broadcasting their stories and by connecting YFP with senior women political
activits to bridge the knowledge gap, YOWOP is poised to bring about change.
A collaboration between CYLA and Green Forum, YOWOP will benefit from already
existing technical platforms, an established network with the target group, and
most importantly, a shared passion for youth empowerment and social justice.