The Youth Action Movement- Ghana (YAM) is the youth wing of PPAG. YAM is a youth movement for young people of PPAG. It advocates for positive change in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights among young people in Ghana as well as any other challenge that the Ghanaian youth faces. It works in collaboration with other youth groups and organizations through focused programmes. YAM will work within the framework of the PPAG constitution.
To be a youth movement well positioned to create an enabling environment for the youth of Ghana to freely enjoy their Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights, as well as articulate the many issues that the Ghanaian youth faces.
To advocate for and act on behalf of young people in Ghana in the area of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and other issues that affect their total development.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
To advocate for the recognition of and respect for adolescent reproductive health and rights and access to education, information and other services.
Membership is open to all youth of sound mind who are 10 to 24 years through registration
YAM leadership is seen in the National Executive Committee (NEC) and is represented by 3 youth representatives to PPAG national council (YAM President, YAM treasurer and Alternate), Zonal chairpersons (3-Middle, Southern and Northern zone), elected member from each zone as rep to NEC and the immediate past YAM president with the YAM coordinator as the secretary.
YAM-Gh is currently implementing the Youth Fight Against SGBV project. The project goal is to intensify advocacy towards government allocation of Funds to the Domestic Violence Victims Support Fund.
This is a youth-led project that seeks to empower young people as advocates against SGBV and also advocate for government allocation of resources towards the DV Victims support fund. The project was designed by YAM and is being led by young people as a mechanism to promote meaningful youth participation in program implementation in the Association while empowering young people as active advocates of change on sexual and gender-based violence.
The project also focuses on engagements with key stakeholders to resource the fund to serve its intended purpose and to empower young people and communities with right-based information to reduce the incidence of SGBV through prevention and report of cases. Media engagements and community outreaches among others are key strategies that are being utilised at the national and community level to reach young people and community members.
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