Youth Volunteers for Development and Environment Conservation (YOVENCO)

Gender Equality
and Women Empowerment

The empowerment of women is central to women’s ability to overcome poverty, cope with shocks and improve their well-being. When women realize
their goals, whether it’s growing a business, improving their home, or investing in training or education, they
are more resilient and able to provide for themselves and their families.

Women’s participation and empowerment are fundamental to strengthening women’s rights and
enabling women to have control over their lives and exert influence in society.

It is about creating just and equitable societies. Gender equality and empowered women are catalysts for multiplying development efforts.

YOVENCO works to increase the role of women in Somali society, this is critical to the resilience and growth of Somaliland.