If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

An African Proverb

TuWezeshe Akina Dada Africa-UK Young Women’s Empowerment Movement, is a project that seeks to combat gender based violence through long-term, sustainable action.  We recognise that such violence is entrenched in social norms and cultural traditions and therefore requires multiple actors – from governments to justice systems, community leaders to parents, boys, girls, teachers, men, women and teenagers – to work in partnership to dismantle it. Forever. As such, the Project is based on a partnership of multiple organisations working together to raise up a generation of young African women who are empowered to advocate and claim their human rights and freedoms.


FOUNDATION for WOMEN’s HEALTH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (FORWARD) is an African-women led development and campaign organization, committed to safeguarding the dignity, health and human rights of African women and girls. Based in the UK, since 1983 FORWARD has worked in partnership to tackle female genital mutilation, child marriage, obstetric fistulae and other related social and health care concerns across the UK, Africa and Europe. As a lead organisation FORWARD will oversee the overall implementation of The Project and will deliver activities in England and Tanzania. @FORWARDUK

Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA) is a Uganda-based NGO committed to strengthening African women’s collective and individual leadership skills. Founded in 1985, AMwA works on transformative feminist leadership programs, influencing policy, facilitating networking opportunities and capturing and documenting the herstories of African women and girls. AMwA will be responsible for activities in Uganda. @AMwA

Sub-Sahara Advisory Panel (SSAP). Since 2009 the Welsh-based charity has been informing policies and practices around poverty reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa, pushing for more of an emphasis on sustainability. SSAP will be responsible activities in Wales, Scotland and Somaliland. @Wales_SSAP

Young Women Leaders Institute (YWLI) fosters spaces for young women and girls to engage in policy making processes. Established in 2002, the Kenya-based trust equips girls and young women with feminist leadership skills, facilitating initiatives for social change and the sharing of information and resources to build leadership capacity. YWLI are responsible for activities in Kenya. @YWLI