The Young Men Initiative


Project Description

The Boys and Men as Allies in Violence Prevention and Gender Transformation in the Western Balkans or Young Men Initiative (YMI) project builds upon CARE´s comprehensive and programmatic effort to fight interpersonal and gender based violence (GBV) as well as to improve gender equality in the region. The YMI project will be implemented in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Serbia and will target young men to build their knowledge and attitudes concerning gender equality and healthy lifestyles and to decrease levels of GBV. Overall objective of YMI is to improve gender equality and decrease interpersonal and gendered violence within Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania and Kosovo society.

The project purpose is to increase the uptake of healthy, non-violent and gender equitable lifestyles amongst boys and men (and girls and women) participating in the program.


Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo and Albania.

Partner Organizations

Perpetuum Mobile: Center for Youth and Community Development, Banja Luka, B&H

Center for promotion healthy life style E8, Belgrade, Serbia, 
Peer Educators Network, PEN, Pristina, Kosovo,

Counseling Line for Women and Girls and Counseling Line for Men and Boys, Tirana, Albania

SMART Kolektiv, Belgrade, Serbia,


Austrian  Development Cooperation


36 months: 01st of December 2013-30th of November 2016

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