To mark the centenary of women’s suffrage, EmpowHER is a new programme jointly funded with the #iwill Fund which will skill up young women and girls to use their voices for positive change – just as their predecessors did 100 years ago.
EmpowHER will be delivered by UK Youth, in partnership with the British Red Cross and Young Women’s Trust. It will help young women and girls lead change in their communities, increase their self-esteem and build wellbeing by providing inclusive and meaningful social action opportunities.
UK Youth will deliver face-to-face activity sessions with young women and girls through their network of youth organisations. The sessions will focus on themes of individuals’ rights, empowerment and resilience, as well as activities exploring inspirational women in history. The young women and girls will then be supported to give back to their community through inclusive and meaningful social action opportunities, provided by the British Red Cross.
EmpowHER will address the worryingly low levels of wellbeing amongst young women and girls in the UK and support them to have a voice, be heard and give back to their local communities. Over two years, the programme will support almost 1,500 young women and girls in the UK Youth network.