An initiative of the National Women’s Council of Ireland

Youth Workers

The Y Factor works in an empowering way with young people and sets out to collaborate with experts in the youth work and education sectors. We always like to hear from interested youth workers and youth work training institutions who would either like to contribute to The Y Factor or to learn more about our work. 

If this is of interest to you, please contact us on 01- 6790100 or email

The Y Factor undertook a pilot project to work in a variety of youth work settings across Ireland with the objective of developing a module and a set of resources that can be used to facilitate discussion and learning on gender equality suitable for youth work. 

Below, please find our Toolkit which emerged as a result of that pilot: 'Through The Looking Glass: A Guide to Empowering Young People to Become Advocates for Gender Equality'. We hope that this can support you in your work with young people around gender equality and in embedding gender conscious youth work into your organisations.

Get in touch for futher training on these and other programmes. 

Download the 'Through the Looking Glass' Toolkit here'.

Through the Looking Glass