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Internship programme 2014 is now open for applications!
The Elizabeth Palmer Fund
On April 17, 2013, Elizabeth Palmer turns 100 years old. For those of you that are not familiar with this incredible lady, Ms. Palmer was a trailblazer and an exceptional leader who has dedicated her whole life to the YWCA cause.
On March 29 2013, the YWCA of Albania received the ACT Now! Champion Award. In a ceremony organised at the American Embassy in Tirana, Chargė d'Affaires Henry Jardine presented the General Secretary of the YWCA, Donika Godaj, with the award. The YWCA of Albania was recognised for increasing awareness of women's health issues in Albania through innovative and successful public awareness campaigns which partner with civil society, local businesses and government institutions. To celebrate Women’s Day, the YWCA – in partnership with a local business “Garden Line” and with the support of the Municipality of Tirana – organised the campaign: “Donate a Flower for Life.”
At the recent Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which took place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 4 to 15 March 2013, the World YWCA successfully lobbied and influenced language adopted in the Agreed Conclusions - the CSW Outcome Document. Participating with a delegation of 120 YWCA women from over 20 countries, the World YWCA was able to advocate strongly and held various parallel/side events organised by Member Associations from the USA, Canada, Nigeria, Australia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Finland and Japan.
Envisioning 2035: Imagining the collective impact of the World YWCA movement
Draft resolution at Human Rights Council - March 2013
On 5 April 2013, The World YWCA is marking the milestone of 1,000 days to achieve the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by participating in a 1,000-minute long digital rally.
Women in Myanmar face barriers to living informed and healthy lives. Myanmar is plagued with a lack of education on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), HIV and gender based violence. Cultural taboos, language barriers and vast expanses of rural areas pose a great challenge in spreading vital information, especially to young women.
The Power to Change Fund deadline is fast approaching! Have you applied yet? The deadline is this Sunday the 31st of March, 2013.
The Power to Change Fund is a permanent fund of the World YWCA, that endows leadership development programmes for women and girls worldwide. Stringent guidelines and application procedures guide the grant-making process.