World YWCA Day
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.
Since 1947, World YWCA Day has been celebrated annually with a theme and programme that enables members to act locally in relation to the theme for the year. Some of the early themes included: My Contribution to World Peace (1952), Towards One World (1955) , The World at Our Door (1956), Women Creating a Safe World (2009).
In 2003, the YWCA of Australia held the first annual YWCA Round the World Breakfast on April 24. Over a 24-hour period, from country to country, and continent to continent, YWCAs in over 40 countries participated in the biggest breakfast of the year. In July of that year, the World YWCA Council recommended that the YWCA Round the World Breakfast be continued annually on April 24 to create awareness of the World YWCA and the Power to Change Campaign.
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Every year on April 24, YWCAs around the world observe World YWCA Day. It’s a day to celebrate our common membership and achievements in creating positive change for women, young women and girls around the world. This year's theme is "Creating a a more inclusive world". Have a look at the YWCA Day Toolkit and join us!
Here Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, World YWCA General Secretary, shares her views on why we need to create a more inclusive world.
The World YWCA invites you to take part in our World YWCA Day (#WYD16) Twitter Chat. We would like people to join us in celebrating the World YWCA, its movement and to engage in discussions about ‘Creating a more inclusive world.’ We are rich in diversity, and our members and supporters include women from many different faiths, ages, backgrounds, beliefs and cultures.
The World YWCA day is an annual day of celebration established in 1947, at the World YWCA Council Meeting in Hangchow, China. During this day we commemorate the common membership to one of the world's largest movements, dedicated to working for the empowerment and advancement of human rights of all women, young women and girls.
On April 24 it's World YWCA day! The theme this year is “Creating a more inclusive world” and we are having a photo contest to celebrate.
Go ahead and participate by sharing a photo which completes the following sentence: “To create a more inclusive world, we need to….”
Every year on April 24, YWCAs around the world observe World YWCA Day. It’s a day to observe our common membership and achievements in a movement that advances the human rights and leadership of women, young women and girls. It’s a time to recognise our movement’s efforts in creating positive change for all women around the world.
Let’s raise our voices and celebrate our achievements!
World YWCA Day 2015 is theme "Celebrating our Work and Envisioning 2035". April 24th is a special day in the World YWCA movement. It is the day we come together to celebrate the work and the women of the YWCA.
All around the world YWCAs came together on April 24 to celebrate World YWCA Day. From Argentina to Madagascar, from India to Taiwan, YWCA members explored what it meant to be a bold and transformative leader and envisioned a future for our movement.
Today is World YWCA Day – Happy World YWCA Day!
April 24th is a special day in the World YWCA movement. It is the day we come together to celebrate the work and the women of the YWCA. This year we are celebrating our movement under the theme “Bold and Transformative Leadership Towards 2035”.
World YWCA Day is one week away. As you prepare to celebrate this special day and the positive change that we bring to our communities please take the time to listen to a video message from Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, General Secretary of the World YWCA.
The month of April has arrived and that can only mean one thing – World YWCA Day is around the corner! The YWCA Round the World Breakfast has been a vital part of this day’s events since 2003, serving to connect YWCAs around the world to raise awareness on our impact on the lives of women and girls. Meeting over breakfast and sharing food and drink is a great way to address issues that will pave the way for what is yet to come. We encourage you to continue in this special tradition!
Since 1947, YWCAs have come together on April 24th to affirm their involvement in our global movement of women and girls working towards justice, peace, health, human dignity, freedom and care for the environment.