Mobilising Young Women’s Leadership and Advocacy in the Asia Pacific, Phase III

  • Lee-Koo, Katrina (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Wolf, Lesley (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

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Project Description

Developing the leadership and decision-making capacity of young women is increasingly recognised as a neglected area of global rights governance. In the past year alone, this recognition has been evident in global initiatives such as: United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace, and Security, Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals on Achieving Gender Equality and Empowerment of all Women and Girls, and the 2015 Global Study of the Implementation of UNSCR1325.
This is a welcome development. However in order for this agenda to move forward, a strong evidence base is required to test the impact that strengthening young women’s leadership has upon their capacities to realise their own human rights, and their capacities to build strong communities. While there is strong anecdotal acknowledgement and localised scholarly research that supports the productive outcomes of young women’s leadership, there is no longitudinal study that demonstrates how the model of training delivers these outcomes. This in turn limits understanding of how the model’s approach to training, program design, resource allocation, policy advocacy and transfer might be further strengthened.
Effective start/end date10/08/1631/12/18