Positive Young Women Voices (PYWV) is a community based organization which started as a self-help group in the year 2014 but later registered as a community based organization in the year 2017. The idea of group formation was derived when these advocates noticed there were major challenges facing young women and girls living with and at risk of HIV within the Nairobi slums of Dandora. The major challenges include teenage pregnancy, poverty, gender based violence, access to friendly health facility and information. Armed with experience they chose to fill the gaps by offering mentorship, provide linkages and referrals, create awareness and offer information.
PYWV partners with other organisations nationally and internationally to achieve its mandate. They are NEPHAK, Dandora Hip Hop City, EGPAF, ICW, Sauti Skika, AYARHEP, PIPE among others.
A society where young women and girls attain their rights to health, education and enjoy economic and social growth.
Empower and advocate for girls and young women to advance their lives through mentorship, dissemination of information on sexual reproductive health and HIV, linkages and referrals and economic growth.
We commit to these ourselves to the following core values and principles:
- Integrity and Accountability
- Innovation and creativity
- Heart for humanity
- Good Leadership and Equity
- Commitment and initiative
Positive Young Women Voices intends to implement programs that impact directly the lives of young women and girls affected and at risk of HIV, such program will include
The empowerment program will be building the capacities of young women and girls affected and living with HIV to get the best care, treatment and support and to improve their lives with the right information as well as economic growth for sustainable livelihoods.
PYWV prevention program will major on prevention with positive program where the young women who are influencers will act as mentors to the younger ones through psycho social support, peer education, facilitation of referrals for treatment ,screening and management of other non-communicable diseases and awareness creation.
We aim to advocate for universal access to quality health services, achievement of human rights and meaningful involvement of young women and adolescent girls in the center of policy creation and implementation. YWPV will also lobby to ensure that policy makers make and implement policies that are gender sensitive and non-discriminative for gender equality has not only been a challenge in Kenya but also in Africa ,the organization will spear head the advocacy to enhance this especially in Nairobi slums.
- Networking and collaboration
For realization of positive outcomes of the programs networking and collaboration will be at the core of PYWV for we are not a service providing organization and hence the need to engage organizations and Institutions to see that members are effectively catered for .The organization will also engage other partners for the purpose of resources mobilization.
- Care and Support
PYWV is intending to support the most vulnerable girls and young women in issues such as provision of sanitary towels, assisting them acquire bursaries for their school fees and the organization is intending to provide mentorship and sexuality education for girls and young women in the society .