Working with local partners in the UK, Spain, Slovenia, Poland, Latvia and Italy, project Red:GLOW will promote active citizenship and build skills for work for around 1,000 disadvantaged young women. Our network – Red:GLOW- stands for Gender, Leadership, Outreach and Work, with Red meaning ‘network’ in Spanish. The work that we do through the network will develop young women and youth workers’ understanding of the links between citizenship attitudes, skills and behaviours and those for employment, and we will expand on this concept throughout the project.
We are developing leadership and volunteering programmes in each country to foster skills and attitudes linked to citizenship and active participation and have started to deliver these programmes. Each young woman can receive support from a mentor, and we are working with these mentors and youth workers to improve their abilities to support these young women to transform their lives.