YOUWAH! A Proactive Approach - Astitva believes that it is most effective and important to work with children and youth to stop the cycle of gender discrimination and violence in our society. The Youwah! Programme enables children and youth to become thinking, independent and responsible citizens who believe in gender equality and respect of each and every individual irrespective of their class, community and creed. Astitva encourages children and youth to finish schooling and learn skills enabling them to be financially independent and to become role models for other youth in the community.