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European Young Women Ready to Create a Safe World

Creating a safe world is everyone’s business and the young women of the European YWCAs will contribute to regional and global efforts in April when they participate in the ‘European YWCAs Young Women’s Study Session’ from April 11 – 18, 2010 around the theme European Young Women Creating A Safe World.

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YWCAs are present around the world. Read about their programmes and services in this section of our website.

YWCA of England and Wales announces binge drinking conference

In a bid to tackle the reasons for teenage binge drinking, the YWCA England & Wales is hosting a unique conference to address the country's binge-drinking problem. 'Women finding solutions to binge drinking’, is a one-day conference bringing together those who feel strongly about binge drinking and want to find solutions.

YWCA Doncaster, England and Wales to receive visit from James Brokenshire, MP

James Brokenshire, Shadow Conservative Home Affairs and Crime Reduction Minister will visit the YWCA of Doncaster, England & Wales, Women's Centre on July 9, 2009.

Women in Georgia still in need, says YWCA of Georgia

The conflict that broke out in South Ossetia between Russia and Georgia on August 8, 2008 left a population of nearly 160,000 internally displaced, many of whom were women and children. The YWCA of Georgia mobilised to collect money and essential items for women and children that were then distributed through kindergartens and schools in the capital T'bilisi.

Young YWCA England & Wales mums deliver sex education

A group of six young mothers from YWCA Bristol Young Women's Centre have just completed delivering sex and relationships education to schools in Bristol, United Kingdom.

Let’s Read Together, says YWCA of Finland on World YWCA Day

World YWCA Day 2009 in the YWCA of Finland was a multicultural Round-The-World Breakfast held in Tampere with 90 guests.

YWCA of Albania take to the streets to raise awareness of breast cancer

More than 600 women, men, young people and children walked the streets of Albania’s capital Tirana to raise awareness of breast cancer on April 26.

Genocide must never happen again, says YWCA Noyemberyan, Armenia

The Armenian genocide of 1915 to 1918 claimed the lives of about 1.2 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire, which became modern-day Turkey.

Young Women from YWCA of Scotland explore Fair Trade on International Women's Day

Young women volunteers from YWCA Scotland designed an event for girls and young women aged 11-18 years to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 14. After consultation with local YWCA groups, the young women worked on an event called Girls’ World’ where participants created their own imaginary country with the opportunity to explore traditions, identity and culture as well as explore Fair Trade practices.