Established in 2009, YUWA is a registered not for profit, purely youth-run and led organization working to promote youth network through empowerment and advocacy. YUWA was born out of a group of committed youths, working in this sector since 2009. The initial focus was to develop leadership skills of the involved youths, to train as youth activists, and to advocate for change, thus resulting in a wide and diverse array of knowledge, skills, and experience in this sector. It led to the realization of the seriousness of youth issues and the need to act, which finally took the shape of YUWA. YUWA works in three different thematic areas, they are Active Citizenship, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), and Research Units (Centre for Youth Studies and Centre for Gender and Sexuality Studies).