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First HRC Youth Forum Invitation

The World Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) will convene a Youth Forum on Friday 10 June 2016 before the start of the 32nd session of the  Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Flooding in Kenya

The YWCA of Kenya is calling for assistance due to the recent heavy rains and flooding which has led to collapsed buildings and loss of lives. 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.

68th Anniversary of Al Nakba May 15, 2016

No one puts their children in a boat,
unless the water is safer than the land.
From Home by Warsan Shire

Expanding horizons, changing attitudes

There are over 2 million ICT-related jobs available globally. To empower girls and young women to consider careers in ICT, the UN agency  International Telecommunication Union (ITU), has created International Girls in ICT Day.  Since 2011, it is celebrated in 160 countries around the world with more than 5,600 events and the participation of over 200,000 girls and young women. 

Women Deliver more than Babies

Women Deliver’s 4th Global Conference, is taking place 16-19 May 2016 in Copenhagen. It is the largest gathering on girls’ and women’s health and rights in a decade and one of the first major global conferences following the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The World YWCA has a delegation consisting of World YWCA General Secretary, Staff and young women from the YWCA global movement including India, Australia, Denmark, Haiti, Malawi and Scotland. The conference is hosting 5543 delegates from 165 countries and 2500 different organizations. The live streaming has 1 billion viewers registered from across the world. 

‪#‎WhatWomenWant‬ Social Media Campaign

To contribute toward renewed coordination and leadership for women, girls, gender equality, and HIV, World YWCA &  Athena Network are launching a virtual #WhatWomenWant campaign.

Deadline extension: General Secretary Position

This is an exciting opportunity for a woman to lead an international organisation with a reach of 25 million women and girls in 122 countries around the world as we strive to achieve our new bold and transformative vision. The World YWCA is the world’s largest faith-based women’s organisation promoting the human rights and leadership development of women, young women and girls globally.

Women Deliver 2016

Are you attending  Women Deliver ?
During the Women Deliver Conference, the  World YWCA will have an ‪ #‎Egumeni‬ Safe Space Hub with support from UNESCO from the 17th to the 19th located in booths C4-058/59 in the Exhibition Hall. It will be a safe space for young women and girls to relax, network, participate in a fun social media campaign, discuss among each other, and hold intergenerational dialogues with leaders in the field. 

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.