The Y Factor Project
What is it about?
The Y Factor Project is a new NWCI initiative set up to empower and support young women and young men to become leaders for women's equality. By working together with young people this project will:
Identify the key issues that affect young women in Ireland
Work with young women and men to develop their own solutions to their concerns
Ensure the voices of young women are included and heard within the National Women's Council
Promote the voices and priorities of young women in social and public discourse
How will this be done?
The Y Factor Project will work in a variety of ways to build the knowledge and analysis of young people about women's equality and to support their participation in the project.
We will work with schools, youth groups, young feminist groups and organisations to develop and deliver programmes that will enable learning, discussion, sharing and analysis.
New social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter will provide space for young people to engage with each other and with the NWCI.
Events and activities will be organised to build the profile and widen the participation of young people in the project.
Like to get involved?
There are a number of ways that you can be part of this exciting new initiative:
Bringing this project to the attention of your friends, school, youth group or organisation.
Connecting with the Y Factor and other young people through our on-line platforms.
Signing up to be a volunteer with the project.
Joining the project steering group to share your ideas and help shape how this project develops.
How to contact us?
Elva O'Callaghan, Project Coordinator
Write to: elvaoc[at]nwci.ie
Phone: 01 878 72 48
Text to 085 861 90 87
Laura Maloney, Project Development Worker
Write to: lauram[at]nwci.ie
Text: 085 861 90 88
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