Two innovative technologies for early infant diagnosis of HIV newly prequalified by World Health Organization (WHO) will allow many more infants to be diagnosed quickly and placed on life-saving treatment.
These new products can be used to diagnose infants in as little as an hour, instead of sending a sample to a laboratory, which can take weeks or months to return a result. UNAIDS
#TodaysReflection with ACT Alliance and World Council of Churches
The foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world is the inherent dignity and equality of all members of the human family. The Universal Declaration of Human's Rights and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women affirm that all human beings are born free and equal without distinction.
Incest, domestic violence, child marriage, forced prostitution and rape, violate the freedom, dignity and equality of women and girls.
Together we will strive to protect the rights of women and girls, and we will labour to support each other's voices as we seek a better life for all women and their families. #ThursdaysInBlack
What happens when women rule?
Studies have proven that companies that have gender equity perform better than those without it, and female bosses create work environments that are more flexible and open to employee feedback.
With more women in charge, everybody wins!
Power to Change Fund: Apply before 05 July 2016
The Power to Change Fund is a re-granting mechanism from the World YWCA to YWCAs globally. The fund is designed to invest in women and girls’ leadership development to advance social change around the world. Only affiliated YWCA Member Associations can apply and must fulfill stringent guidelines and application procedures.
Application form available in English, Spanish and French!
Aw Aw Lay from YWCA of Myanmar talks about learning more on the challenges of Youth and Migration in the HRC Youth Forum and about sharing experiences with other young people from different places of the world.
Know your Global Goals for Sustainable Development or SDGs!
In 2015 the United Nations General Assembly formally accepted a new set of 17 measurable Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ranging from ending world poverty to achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls by 2030.
How do you think you can contribute in your home, community and on country level to achieve the SDGs?
Sending our #ThursdaysinBlack message from United Nations with young delegates from YWCAs, saying we are against all forms of violence and holding a heart to express our solidarity for victims of violence all over the world #LoveisLove
This was certainly an historic event, as it was the first time that youth got to formally convene for the UN Human Rights Council and have access to a platform that allowed them to discuss key human rights issues of importance to their lives. Here are some happy faces during the event! Click here to view more pictures in Flikr: https://goo.gl/jK0zgD
" At the end of the day, aren’t we all just people who want to be able to go out on a Saturday night and have a good time without having to look over our shoulders fearfully for a man with a gun?"
Check out our latest blog post by Kathleen Maksymec, World YWCA Head of Communications #shespeaks
Today the World YWCA presents the first ever Youth declaration to the Human Rights Council. Congratulations to activists who participated in the HRC Youth Forum and for those who drafted the declaration!
🎗📃YAM GH ❗YAM GH📃🎗
📆Issued on: 13th June 2016
📰Subject: Appeal for Support
To make this year Sexual and Reproductive Health Rural Outreach a great success.The Youth Action Movement is appealing to the General public to support the Volunteers and community members in Cash or kind.(clothes (new or old),👗👔👖👕shoes,👞👢👟books,📔📒📕📓📖📚provision,foodstuffs🍞🍠🍒🍉🍅🍍🍽🍴🍿🍧🍡🍮)
The aim of the Rural Outreach is to reach out to young people in mainly rural communities who do not get easy access to SRHR information and Services.
📅 From the 31st July to the 5th of August 2016
📌@ Anakum in the Wassa Amenfi Central District in the Western Region.
🗓Duration of stay: 5days
📝Signed: Public Relation Officer
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✅Facebook: Youth Action Movement Sexual Reproductive Health Rural outreach
☎ Luther Addy:233246427518
☎Michael Tetteh: 233267487281
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Approximately 120 young leaders, aged 30 years and below, from the different regions of the world gathered at the United Nations Human Rights (UN) in Geneva, Switzerland to raise their voices in regards to different human rights issues and to develop a series of recommendations to be presented in the 32nd session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC). This was certainly an historic event, as it was the first time that youth got to formally convene for the HRC and have access to a platform that allowed them to discuss key human rights issues of importance to their lives. Additionally, as the HRC is one of the most important international mechanisms for promoting and protecting human rights from all over the globe, participants developed the youth forum formal declaration that will be presented during the HRC to UN Member States.