Building upon the prayers that have been spoken for over 100 years; staff, members, friends and well-wishers of the World YWCA and World Alliance of YMCAs gathered at the Ecumenical Centre’s Chapel in Geneva, Switzerland today November 12, 2012. Together they worshiped and opened the Week of Prayer and World Fellowship.
The HRC offers an opportunity for the World YWCA to advance its work on women’s inter-generational leadership by offering mentorship opportunities to young women; it provides a platform for engaging with other organisations on issues of women’s rights and enables us to sustain country level advocacy actions in line with our on-going work at the global level.
World YWCA Day is celebrated annually on April 24 and is an opportunity for YWCAs around the world to commemorate the history of this special movement.
The International AIDS Conference is the most important gathering for the release and discussion of scientific, programmatic and policy developments in the global response to HIV and AIDS.
United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
The World YWCA Council is the governing body of the World YWCA. Every four years this Council brings together representatives from each affiliated Member Association to elect the members of the World YWCA Board, set the priorities for the coming years’ work and determine policy through resolutions and recommendations.