United Youth Movement Against Violence (UYMAV)

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UYMAV works with young people and women to empower them live meaningfully in a violence free society in Liberia.
Last updated: September 2016

The United Youth Movement Against Violence (UYMAV) works with young people and women, their families and their communities. It aims, through the effective delivery of social services and youth development mechanisms, to empower them live meaningfully in a violence-free society. 


The goals of UYMAV are:

  • To provide essential social services to Liberian young people, in a cost effective manner.
  • To strengthen the capacity of youth to participate in creating a violence-free society.
  • To empower women and women's groups empowered to fight violence and social injustice.

Major achievements

  • Conducted Ebola response programmes (awareness and educational messages) with young people in the three most affected Liberian counties (Montserrado, Margibi and Nimba), with specific attention focused on the hearing impaired.
  • Established a community-based youth network against violence and reactivated existing but passive groups in five counties.
  • In partnership with the UN's Liberian Public Information Office, it facilitated ongoing action against mob violence, promoting peace and reconciliation initiatives in five countries.

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