Member profile

Organization

YGAP

Constituency

Civil Society

Country/Region

Global

Organisation Description

YGAP is on a mission to improve the lives of one million people living in poverty by 2018. We support this change in the world by finding and backing local impact entrepreneurs changing lives in some of the world’s most challenging communities across Africa, Asia and Australia. We fund this work by running social enterprises, including the award winning restaurant, Feast of Merit; along with creative fundraising campaigns like Polished Man. YGAP is not a regular non-profit. We are a unique organisation, with a bold mission led by an inspired and innovative team.

Our Polished Man Campaign challenges men to paint 1 fingernail to represent the 1 child that dies every 5 minutes as a result of violence. All funds raised by Polished Man are used to support both trauma prevention and trauma recovery programs for children who have experienced violence or at risk of violence. Polished Man has raised over $1.6 Million and engaged 70,000+ Polished Men from 90 countries around the world.

Issues

Sexual violence

Physical violence

Sector

Health

Social Services/Child Protection

Education

Human Rights

Media

Research