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Youth For Women Foundation



The world's leading advocate for gender equality, healthcare, and digital inclusion in marginalized and rural communities worldwide.

ABOUT US

OUR MISSION

Youth For Women Foundation is an international civil society organization headquartered in northern Iraq and Lille, France whose mission focuses on empowering youth and women in the advocacy for nationwide sexual reproductive health rights, LGBTQIA+ rights, and gender-based violence policies, fostering digital healthcare and literacy initiatives, and bridging the digital geographic and gender divide in rural and marginalized communities all over the world.


The foundation passsionately mobilizes and provides youth, policy makers, and community leaders with the skills and resources necessary to champion human rights and gender equality policies, and work for an inclusive and accessible internet and digital health initiatives and technologies through advocay, education, research, and community mobilization.


We work closely with leading international institutions to accelerate our impact on the national and global levels.

Our goal is to drive the feminist and digital healthcare empowerment of one million youth and women worldwide especially in rural communities by 2030.

Our Advocacy

Youth For Women Foundation has successfuly led a National Advocacy Campaign on Domestic Violence, with the support of Women Deliver, that mobilized stakeholders for enacting a sustainable policy change for thousands of rural women and girls natiownide though advocacy programs for youth, training conferences for religious leaders, dialogues with key decision makers, partnerships with national civil society actors, and educational campaigns for hundreds of rural women on the GBV policy in the country read more.

Healthcare Advocacy & Initiatives

Youth For Women Foundation has been a leading champion in fostering healthcare services and initiatives especially digital health, sexual and reproductive health rights, and Gender-based violence services for marginalized and rural communities. The foundation is working to partner with global institutions and UN Agencies to build the largest Digital Health partnership for the rural world, driving life changing regional and global movements towards Digital Health, GBV, and SRHR services for the vulnerable women and girls in rural Iraq, India, and other territories our teams based in read more.

Digital Literacy and Internet Access

Youth For Women Foundation has partnered with the International Republican Institute to execute a community-level project on resilience to disinformation on the Covid-19 infodemic and prior to the Iraqi National Elections, through initiating an advocacy program for 75 youth, and 15 awareness campaigns targeting 1000 marginalized youth and women in 15 rural communities. The Foundation is also partenring with global tech institutions like Microsoft and the Internet Society to strengthen national-level digital and media literacy programs, and provide affordable broadband access to isolated and remote societies with no community network read more.

Our Team

Nojus Saad

President & Chief Executive Officer

Nojus Saad (he/him) is the president & CEO of Youth For Women Foundation (YFW) who specializes in making major corporate decisions, managing the overall operations and resources of the organization, overseeing the implementation of advocacy strategies, and maintaining communication with key stakeholders. Nojus is the Vice Chair of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) at the World Health Organization read more.

Our Board Of Directors

Parina Patel

Parina (She/Her) is a finance professional, with over 10 years of experience in public and private industry sectors. She holds a CPA licensure and her work has spanned across a variety of organizations, including early stage startups to publicly traded corporations Read More.

Manju (she/her), her creative efforts are rooted in a firm belief that by investing in the first 1,825 days (5 years) of child’s early development, one can shape a better trajectory for optimal success for the first decade and beyond. With an academic and research training in Neurosciences, Manju in her non profit work addresses learning and health inequities in children of low income communities. Using an upstream approach, Manju is working on policy solutions related to early education and wellness read more.

Our Team Members

Human Resources Professional


Danyelle (She/Her), is a passionate and dedicated Human Resources professional, with over 10 years of experience in a variety of organizations. One of the projects she is most proud of is her participation in the development of a Women's Professional Forum read more.

Executive Assisstant


Tatiana (She/Her), is an experienced and highly organized professional who has worked with people from a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the business, sports, and health industries in Ecuador, most recently involved in the caregiving industry in the United States read more.

Education Professional


Adri (she/her), is a graduate student pursuing her Master of Arts in Political Science & International Relations at San Diego State University (SDSU) in California. She has experience working in local politics, human rights, and education, and is passionate about empowering women and saving the planet. She holds two degrees

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Kent (He/Him) is an IT Project Manager Consultant with 4 years of Project Management experience specializing in software development and workflow planning. He attended the University of Cincinnati and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy read more.

 

Human Resources Professional


Courtney (She/Her) is an HR expert with over 10 years expertise in Human Resource Management, Courtney is passionate about her work and committed to inspiring those around her to be their best. Having gained significant experience in multiple industries. Courtney  is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Business Analysis Read More.

Legal Specialist 


Rachel (She/Her) based in Lille, France is a graduate from Lille Catholic University in international and European Law and Political science. She loves winter sports, writing on human rights issues, and wants to dedicate her career to human rights advocacy Read More.


National Project Manager


Jihan (she/her) based in Iraq, is passionate about Gender equality and Women protection and empowerment field, She has more than 9 years experience in working with international NGOs with focusing on child & Women psychosocial support and capacity building in Gender based violence read more.

Website Manager


Miriana Moura (she/her) is a software professional with over four years of experience. She is passionate about gender equality and internet inclusion. Miriana is currently attending Regis University in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science read more.

Executive Secretary


Arsha (she/her), 

Passionate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion professional with 7+years related experience in organizational development and training and supervision of staff. A graduate from Columbia University with an MPH in Health Policy and Management and have an healthcare innovation certificate from MIT-Harvard read more.

Communications Officer

Sofia (she/her) based in Rio, Brazil, is a professional social media advocate and a graduate in International Relations from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Passionate about the political world read more.

Legal Assisstant


Nasa (She/Her) is a dedicated legal assisstant who is a recent graduate with a master’s degree in International Studies from The CUNY Graduate Center. She also holds a undergraduate degree in International Relations and Anthropology Read More.

Local Human Resources Officer


Darya Salih (She/Her) based in northern Iraq, is a Human Resources Officer who specializes in scheduling, document writing, hiring, developing, and looking after employees. This involves managing trainings, monitoring performance, and ensuring the equality and diversity of the workplace read more.

Testimonials From Our Young Champions

AMINA HARAR

“Me and my family have never heard of anything called Climate Change before. But now after this training (Rural Climate Education Initiative) I realized that my community is the most at risk to the upcomng natural disasters and nobody is doing anything about it"

ARJUN KUMAR

"I grew up with very limited knowledge of software and technology but the digital literacy program of Youth For Women has enabled me to meaningfully leverage this technology".

AHMED NADHEM

"Youth For Women has given me the opportunity to stand up for inequalities and challenge the status que through advocacy and the incredible training sessions that I have participated in so far".

JASMINE YOUSEF


"My mom was constantly getting abused by my dad and I never had the courage to stand up to him until Youth For Women taught me that Gender based violence should not be tolerated".

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday


08:00 - 18:00 UTC


Saturday


closed


Sunday


11:00 - 17:00 UTC

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