Youth Network for Community and Sustainable Development
As the leading advocacy group of all youth bodies working to end all forms of harmful traditional practices in Nigeria, Youth Network for Community and Sustainable Development is a movement catalyzing social change by engaging young people and amplifying their voices to speak for human rights, through targeted advocacy to key players, capacity building and development, communications and media engagements, partnerships and program implementation.
We also work on other sexual and reproductive health and rights issues, governance and environment.
Over the years, we have been catalyzing and galvanizing efforts of young people ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), through effective programming that transforms social norms that underpin FGM and reproductive health and rights.
Who we are
We are a youth led organization using Advocacy, Research and Communications to advance sustainable development for women and girls.
To spearhead the movement of young people working to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights as a part of a broader initiative for sustainable development.
Inclusion. Non-discrimination. Equality
Our approach is about robust advocacy, in-depth research, policy negotiation, youth engagements/partnerships, capacity building and development because we believe that when young people come together to speak in one voice against a social issue, the world listens! We employ an intergenerational, inter-religious and multidisciplinary approach involving staff and volunteers to achieve our goals. We also use storytelling and social change communication in driving our advocacy programmes.