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Giving every young woman the tools to be a leader in her life

Red:GLOW is a network that will explore the interactions between Gender, Leadership in all areas of life, Outreach to often overlooked young women, and the workplace. How can we make sure that every young woman in Europe has the opportunity to find fulfilment?

Red GLOW brings together 7 partner organisations from 6 European countries, each with a strong track record in empowering young women, including many from migrant, minority and disadvantaged backgrounds.  

Our research has shown that there is no similar European network where organisations working with young people can share ideas, learning and best practice. The EU funding that we have received for the delivery of this project will allow us to explore what that network could look like and how it could be most effective.  

We hear so much conflicting evidence about the situation, hopes, dreams and opportunities for young women in Europe. They are doing better than young men in education but are quickly overtaken in the workplace. Some migrant groups thrive, whilst others face multiple barriers to mainstream employment.  

We are curious to explore, through our network, what the challenges are, and how they can be overcome. Opportunity is not just about good pay and promotions. It is about creating environments where everybody can thrive. Opportunity is not just about the workplace, it’s also about people being engaged in agenda-setting and knowing how to have their voice heard as citizens. What does citizenship mean to young women and how do they express this? How do these ideas interact and intersect?  

Red:GLOW a network that will explore the interactions between Gender, Leadership in all areas of life, Outreach to often overlooked young women, and the workplace. How can we make sure that every young woman in Europe has the opportunity to find fulfilment? This is a hugely ambitious goal, and one that we will be addressing a little at a time. 

  • We will be developing a network based upon consultation with young women involved in the partners’ projects, the youth workers who support them and those leading those organisations.  

  • We will work with 750+ young women, providing direction opportunities for personal growth through leadership and citizenship activities in 6 countries. These will be locally adapted and include interactive workshops, opportunities for mentoring and personal reflection, volunteering and youth-led activities.  

  • We will be providing 210 young women from disadvantaged backgrounds the chance to get together to share their learning and experiences with each other. 

  • We will be empowering young women to undertake research and tell their own stories. This will lead to the development of film content from each country and two research reports.  

  • We will be developing a web portal to share learning from all partners and the Red:GLOW projects.