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International Training Institute

Over the next quadrennium, the World YWCA will be convening a series of International Training Institutes (ITI) on each of the priority themes in the Strategic Framework 2012-2015, adopted by the World Council last year.

The ITIs aim to bring together YWCAs from all regions to define a stronger global agenda for YWCA advocacy and programmes, and to share good practices among YWCAs and partners.  It is our intention that all Member Associations will have the opportunity to participate in at least one ITI over the quadrennium,, subject to resource availability.

International Leadership Institute on Envisioning 2035

The fourth World YWCA International Leadership Institute (ILI) of the quadrennium focused on envisioning the YWCA movement in 2035 and building transformative and integenerational leaders. Hosted by the YWCA of Colomvia in Bogota, the ILI took place from the 6th - 10th October, 2014. 

International Training Institute on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights and HIV

The International Training Institute on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and HIV took place in Arusha, Tanzania on March 16-22, and brought together selected women and young women champions from the world to discuss, debate and redefine the World YWCA Global Agenda for Action on Securing Action on SRHR and HIV.

International Leadership Institute for Young Women

The second World YWCA International Training Institute (ITI) of the quadrennium will focus on Young Women's leadership and will take place in Bangkok, Thailand from 23-28 May 2013 .

International Training Institute on Violence Against Women and Peace Building

The first ITI focused on Violence against Women and Peace Building and took place in Seoul, Korea from 8 – 13 November 2012.