Copyright 2017 Youth and Society About YAS Youth And Society (YAS) is a non-profit civil society organization working to promote and defend human rights and democratic  governance in Malawi through Capacity building, Advocacy and Research in the interest of young people, children and marginalised  groups. Founded in 2012, YAS is registered with the Malawi Government under the TRUSTEES INCORPORATION RULES (CAP 5:03), Certificate number TR/INC/5917. We are a member of several civil society associations and networks including the Council for Non-governmental Organisation of Malawi (COMGOMA), National Youth Council of Malawi (NYCOM), Malawi-Scotland Partnership (MaSP), Youth Consultative Forum (YCF), and  International Peace Youth Group (IPYG), Mzuzu Civil Society Network (MCISON), and Malawi Youth Human Rights Network (MYHRN). Core Values - Youth and Child participation - Respect for Human rights - Integrity - Impartiality - Accountability - Transparency  - Bottom up approach - Capacity building - Inclusiveness - Gender equality Core Objectives - Investigate human rights violations and seek redress - Build capacities of young people, Children and vulnerable communities to realize full enjoyment of their rights - Promote youth education, participation, and economic empowerment - Promote citizen participation in public affairs - Promote and advocate for conducive environment for socio-economic empowerment of young people, children and  marginalised groups. - Promote scientific research in areas of youth and child rights and democratic governance. - Enhance partnerships, collaboration and networking on human rights and governance. Primary beneficiary targets: - Children - Youth - Women - Marginalised communities -People with disability, the elderly, and People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWA) YAS'S NEW HIV/AIDS  PROJECT TO TEST 900  PEOPLE IN VIPHYA  FOREST Under its Human Rights and  Democracy Programme, YAS  with grant support from the  American Government's.... YAS LEADS MALAWIAN CSOs IN THE GRAND-  CORRUPTION FIGHT -  "MAIZE-GATE" SCAM In its front-line combat against  corruption and impunity in  Malawi, from 2016, through  strategic public interest   litigation, YAS has.....