Yes I Can

Leadership for Teens
Ages 13-17 Years

Authors: WLP Bahrain/Be-Free Program
In Consultation with: WLP's partners in Jordan, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Palestine, and Turkey

Yes I Can, our leadership manual for teens, is the first publication of the Young Women’s Learning Partnership (YWLP) initiative. The manual focuses on the transformative leadership capacities of girls and boys, and helps workshop participants develop collective solutions to challenges faced by their communities, nurture new norms of gender equality in their families, and engage in political processes for building just, peaceful, and democratic societies.

The manual is adaptable to a wide range of learning environments, and includes interactive workshop sessions that emphasize creativity, knowledge-sharing, and partnership building, to help young women and men develop greater self-confidence, learn how to communicate effectively, build leadership skills, and identify areas where they can exercise leadership. The handbook also includes guidelines for facilitators, with an emphasis on creating an engaging and positive environment that promotes mutual respect, dialogue, and collaboration.

The YWLP curriculum is designed to develop skills that will help empower young women to realize their own potential, and to understand the significance of their role in improving not only their own lives, but also in transforming their communities. Yes I Can is available in Arabic, English, and French.

Alerts & Updates
June 27, 2011 | Claiming Equal Citizenship, Family Law Reform, Middle East, Bahrain, Young & Emerging Leaders, Yes I Can
Bahrain Women Association - for Human Development (BWA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering women to actively participate in public life, and to maximize their contribution to Bahrain’s democratic transition. Through activities including training workshops and seminars, radio and television programs, advocacy campaigns and networking, BWA promotes active citizen participation among women. Officially established in 2001, the vision of BWA is "to empower leaders for the human development era."
April 7, 2011 | Africa, Leading to Action, nigeria, political participation, women in politics, Political Participation, Young & Emerging Leaders, Nigeria
On February 7-13, 2011, BAOBAB for Women's Human Rights held a political education training for young women in Kogi State, Nigeria, using WLP's political participation manual Leading to Action. The training promoted gender sensitive culture within academic institutions, shared the principles of horizontal leadership, promoted women's visibility and involvement in strategic decision making positions, and contributed to building the self-esteem and confidence of participants to act as leaders in challenging situations.
November 11, 2010 | Middle East, eNews 27, ICT for Social Change, Young & Emerging Leaders, Jordan
Asma Khader surrounded by participants at Youth Tech Festival II In 2009, WLP’s First Annual Youth Tech Festival brought 110 young men and women from all over Jordan to Amman to acquire hands-on skills in using emerging technologies to advocate for social change. The nine-woman technology training team coached the young adults in creating their own engines of social change.Worldwide, young people are using YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, website creation and blogging to connect and talk about the world they want to see and will have to live in.
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