Teenagers and Youth for Justice and Equality (TY4JE) was formed in 2016. It is an open group that is made up of solidarities and friendships with all adolescents, depending on experience, education, nationality, social status, sexual orientation and gender identity from Central Asia, Russia, Ukraine and the Caucasus. Their goal is to create a unique teenage online space that raises issues of rights and freedoms, equality and justice and oppose various forms of discrimination and violence in schools, universities, at home, online and on the street.
To be able to create their own website and online space with the help of friends and counselors, without any third party help at all, is one of group’s many achievements. All photos and designing has been done entirely by the group and they are motivated by its popularity in the region. The day the website was launched publicly, there were people interested, sending their contributions almost every day. “Many feminist movements from other countries supported us and published an announcement on their pages. And in less than two weeks we got a lot of work,” the group says that has managed to expand its audience base since then.