Community Engagement

Young Asian Women Against Violence (YAWAV)

YAWAV is a 9 month youth leadership program dedicated to the positive empowerment and development of Asian & Pacific Islander high school aged young women in San Francisco. YAWAV youth leaders learn about the root causes and impacts of violence in Asian & Pacific Islander communities. Our goals are to strengthen the resilience, knowledge, and skills of youth leaders so that we can educate our communities.

Participants in YAWAV receive training in leadership, facilitation, self-awareness, and community organizing to help strengthen and end violence against all women and girls. YAWAV is led by youth leaders who strive to advocate for equality and social justice for all women and girls.

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