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Common Concern

Common Concern Magazine

Stay informed of the World YWCA's work in over 125 countries by subscribing to Common Concern, a magazine that documents and profiles the work of the movement. Published two times a year, Common Concern, highlights the global issues women and girls face around the world as they relate to the World YWCA's strategic plan. Common Concern is available in English, French and Spanish.

Sign up for your annual subscription today, which will includes two Common Concerns, the World YWCA Annual Report (English only) and the YWCA-YMCA Week of Prayer Booklet.

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(updated January 2013)

 

December 2013: Beyond 2015: YWCAs Setting the Agenda

Advocacy engagement in the post-2015 development agenda, including on ICPD and the Beijing Platform for Action 20 Year Review, has been a major focus for the World YWCA this year.

June 2013: Speaking out against Violence against Women

This Common Concern gives the compelling argument and an echo to the global call to have stronger and clearer commitments to ending violence against women in the new development agenda.

December 2012: Securing SRHR and Responding to HIV

The World YWCA is a leading organisation in addressing the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls and the promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Through YWCAs in more than 70 countries the World YWCA is striving to provide safe and inclusive, non-judgmental and confidential spaces for women and girls to discuss the challenges they face in relation to HIV and to claim their SRHR.

June 2012: Young Women : Leaders of Today and Tomorrow

For over 150 years, the World YWCA movement has been building upon its experience of investing in young women. Through mentoring, training and advocacy young women leaders have been supported to stand up and claim their rights. 

December 2011: Popular Report on the 27th World YWCA Council

The 27th World YWCA Council and the 4th International Women’s Summit remain an integral part of the World YWCA and an inspiring and very special experience for those who lived it.