Generation Initiative for Women and Youth Network (GIWYN), formerly known as Generation Foundation is a non governmental and non profitable organization. The concept emerged in June 2005 out of the desire to protect women and youths in need.
Our work is based on the principle that every woman and youth has the right to the highest standard of living, , high quality health care and education, clean water and sanitation, and an enabling environment that promotes their fundamental human, reproductive and sexual health rights. Ever since it was founded, it has been strengthening, educating and empowering women and youths. In 2014, GIWYN became an organisation in “Special Status” Category with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). GIWYN also attended and handled a session in the 2017 United Nations Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development.
Our work is grounded in the realities of the grassroots women and girls who lack economic, social and political power
Through critical analysis and strategic meetings we have analyzed the National Health Insurance policy of Nigeria federation and found out that it discriminates against rural women and youths 19years and above and denies them of such collective facilities. Its strategic outcome is our pilot project called “Safe Health to Safe Youths Lives Initiative”, which has increased the capacity of our youth and women network to advocate for gender equality, good health and well-being of women and girls, access to clean water, sanitation and personal hygiene and quality education. we have currently produced the organization’s Newsletter called “Prove Your Strength” and have distributed it to about 2000 people in our community including women and youths. We believe that achieving Sustainable Development Goals requires transformative social change.
As a result GIWYN uses a programmatic approach with all her activities and actions; we connect members and allies, build knowledge, organize campaigns and share resources. GIWYN works towards making the sustainable development goals a reality with a particular focus on the most marginalized women living in the grass root to contribute towards the realization of Sustainable development goal 3, 4, 5 and 6.
we envisage Violence free society where women and girls can enjoy social, political, cultural, economic and health rights and have their personal values and dignity maintained.
Our mission is building and Strengthening Women and youths in sustainable development activities to live in a peaceful and healthier environment and to enjoy their fundamental human rights.