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International Girls in ICT Day

Today, April 28, is International Girls in ICT Day. It’s a day to share the power of technology and encourage girls and young women to consider studies and careers in information and communications technology (ICT).  

Let's Celebrate World YWCA Day!

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.

Twitter chat coming soon

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. 

Photo Contest

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….”

Japan Earthquake

The YWCA of Japan is calling for support given the series of massive earthquakes which has hit Southern Japan since 14th April 2016. 
We would be very grateful for your help in spreading the information, for your prayers and contributions to their work to support women and  children affected by the disaster.

Research Project - We Are Looking for an Academic Partner

The World YWCA is looking for an academic partner to work on a ground breaking research study measuring the impact of young women’s leadership across nine countries.

Try our World YWCA Day Toolkit!

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!

CPD Oral Statement: Strengthening the demographic evidence base

The Commission on Population and Development opened its 49th session on April 11, 2016 under the theme: "Strengthening the demographic evidence base for the post-2015 development agenda" at United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA. 

The 49th UN Commission on Population and Development

The Commission on Population and Development (CPD) is an annual week-long meeting at the United Nations, where advocates and member states gather to create a resolution document that upholds the Programme of Action created at the International Conference on Population Development (ICPD) in 1994.The Programme of Action, adopted by 179 governments, marked a new understanding among world bodies that population and development are inextricably linked, and that women’s empowerment is the key to both. 

Calling all brand and communications experts

We are establishing a World YWCA Branding and Communications Experts Group to provide us with advice, resources and a “test market” for new communications initiatives.