our Future

Youth Challenge International has joined forces with thousands of young people to advance women's equality globally and create a social entrepreneurship ecosystem with a positive impact for all.

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A catalyst for youth and equality

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For over 30 years, gender equality has been a priority at YCI. We design inclusive programs that help overcome gender barriers and support economic empowerment and community leadership for young women.

HerStart is YCI's initiative to advance gender equality through creating opportunities for women to build the skills, confidence and funding they need to realize their dreams and achieve their goals. We collaborate with youth, partner organizations and communities to identify their needs and develop pathways for women to create businesses, jobs and a lasting economic ripple effect.

The HerStart Innovate the Future program provides 10,000 women in Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda access to social entrepreneurship training, resources and networks to successfully launch or grow their businesses.

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