Youth Advocates Ghana (YAG)
Youth Advocates Ghana (YAG) is a nationally recognized youth-led non-political, non-governmental organization located in Nsawam in the Eastern Region of Ghana. Formed in 2011, it is registered with Registrar General’s Department (Registration No. CG 000722012) and with the Department of Social Welfare (Registration No. D.S.W/5450).
YAG was formed out of the need to meet the challenges confronting children with respect to sexual abuse and its related consequences. It did so through awareness creation sessions and training programmes and counselling for affected children, their parents and communities.
For the past years, YAG has scaled up its programmes and activities to cover domains like improving access to education for vulnerable children and young people, awareness and advocacy on children rights, improving young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health services and governance.