Advocacy mentoring programme

Mentoring for youth advocacy

ATHENA is committed to supporting and developing youth advocacy, and young women as leaders in health and advocacy, including through our Young Women's Leadership Initiative and our mentoring strategy.

Our work on the Link Up programme also involves supporting and developing youth advocacy. We work with young women focal points in each Link Up country, who represent ATHENA in national-level advocacy activities and work to mentor other young advocates.

As part of Link Up we have been leading a mentorship programme, working with GYCA and national partners in Uganda and Myanmar. The purpose of the mentoring programme is to create a workshop guide and resource to support mentoring for youth advocacy, which enables youth advocates to share and exchange skills, build confidence to participate in advocacy and policy and to support meaningful participation to realise their rights.

The workshop guide has been co-developed and piloted with youth advocates in Uganda and Myanmar. You can read about these workshops in the reports from the Kampala and Yangon workshops. You can also read more in our recent blog about mentoring for youth advocacy.

The facilitation pack and mentoring tool are now being finalised and will be available soon!