Join IWHC President Françoise Girard, Nyaradzayi.Gumbonzvanda of the World YWCA, and Bhupendra Sheoran of YTH at the Wilson Center on October 18 at 3pm EDT in Washington, D.C., for a discussion about meeting girls' sexual and reproductive health and rights needs in the Post-2015 era. RSVP below:
Young women and their mentors from Asia and Pacific YWCAs attended World YWCA training funded by the Australian Department Of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The meeting took place in Thailand, Bangkok. Here they observed Thursdays in Black campaign to end violence against women and girls.
Only one day left until Young Women's Forum! The Young Women’s Forum will take place as a Pre-Council event of World YWCA from 9-10 October, under the theme “Bold and Transformative Leadership – Placing Young Women and Girls at the Centre”.
Join and follow the conversation of young women leaders on #YWF28 #YWCA28
Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, World YWCA General Secretary presented at the YWCA USA 25th Anniversary Inspire Luncheon. Award winning actress Helen Hunt presented Nyaradzayi with the inaugural Empowerment award from YWCA of Silicon Valley.
"27th of September – the day of the meeting, the day of my speech, the day that changed my life. Some 80 world leaders convened at the United Nations to personally commit to ending discrimination against women by 2030 and announcing concrete and measurable actions to kick-start rapid change in their countries."
Read our latest blog post by Ruxandra about her experience at UNGA 70 #planet5050
A salute, a shout out, a special recognition of our sister Amina Mohammed, the UNSG Special Advisor on #SDGs. She worked so hard in the last few years. I first met her in Monrovia,Liberia when the High Level panel was doing the initial consultations. We were subsequently together on various issues as she pushed for civil society voices and made some us understand points of tension and contradictions.
As she stood in this room in NY at a girls event, I could see a face of a tired but content mother after giving birth, wondering how to raise the baby. Will the SDGs survive and thrive? Me for one am happy to see a strong focus on adolescents, a link of development, climate and resourcing. Well the talks are over now, it should all be about action and accountability.
Amina, I would love to read your memoires one day.
Civicus: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, Actionaid, World YWCA
Fresh off the Press:
3 key World YWCA Council documents are NOW AVAILABLE to download:
Proposed Affiliation Fee Formula and Fees 2016-2019
Proposed Strategic Framework 2016-2019
Proposed Budget 2016-2019
Click below. http://www.worldywcacouncil.org/Business-Meeting
8 more days until World Council (WC) starts!! All documents related to the Business Meeting can be found here: http://ow.ly/SVs0Y
WC is a very fun and celebratory time. Can you guess the country and year of these WC photos?
Seance de consultation dynamique avec les Jeunes Leaders YWCA Haiti. Sujets: quels sont vos rêves pour les jeunes filles Haitiennes dans 15 ans? Qu'est-ce-que les jeunes filles Haitiennes n'ont pas aujourd'hui que vous souhaiteriez quelles aient en 2030? World YWCA
Thursdays in Black continues as we prepare for World Council and the official Week without Violence. We celebrate survivors of violence for their courage, strength and dignity in the face of such cruelty and human rights violations. To all women, young women and girls we salute you. #TIB #Breakthesilence #noXcuses
10 Days until World Council! YWCAs from over 120 countries meet to determine the strategic directions, policies & leadership of the global YWCA movement. But which World Council are these photos from? Can you guess the year & country???? #YWCA28 #YWCA