Youth For Women Offline & Online

Youth For Women Foundation

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



Youth For Women Foundation is an international civil society organization whose mission focuses on empowering youth and women in the advocacy for nationwide sexual reproductive health rights and gender-based violence policies, fostering healthcare initiatives, strengthening digital literacy, and bridging the digital geographic and gender divide in rural and marginalized communities all over the world. The foundation mobilizes young people and provides them with the skills and resources necessary to champion SRHR and gender equality, and work for an inclusive and accessible internet 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 empower one million youth and women worldwide especially in rural communities by 2030.

Our Advocacy

Youth For Women is operationalizing a national-level advocacy campaign with the support of Women Deliver on domestic violence that is targeting governmental policies for women and youth empowerment, through advocacy programs for youth, training sessions for religious leaders, dialogues with key decision makers, partnerships with key national civil society actors, and educational projects for hundreds of rural women on their rights and 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 sexual and reproductive health rights, Gender-based violence, and family planinng services for marginalized and rural communities. The foundation is working to partner with global institutions and UN Agencies to build the largest SRHR partnership for the rural world, driving life changing regional and global movements towards SRHR, GBV, and family planinng services for the vulnerable women and girls in rural California, New York, Iraq, India, South Africa, Middle East, and the other territories we are based in read more.

Digital Literacy and Internet Access

Youth For Women is partnering with the International Republican Institute to execute a community-level project on resilience to disinformation 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.

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 at the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) of 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.


Executive Secretary

Zandra (she/her) is a highly effective, perceptive, and pioneering development executive, serving audiences via creative innovation and cultural stories. Architect of building and accelerating teams in fast-paced, youth centric brands and opinionated communities 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.

Social Media Manager

Adrianna (she/her), is a driven advocate, empowering others through media and information.She has multiple years of experience in design and creative direction where she has employed her skills for social justice movements, human rights policy and female empowerment. She holds a BFA from the Maine College of Art read more.

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


“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"


"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".


"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".


"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".

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