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YWCA of Belize Sonia Lenares is the Woman of the Year

She is a humble woman, but has worked consistently to bring positive changes to her gender and to young people. Meet Sonia Lenares , she has been chosen as the Woman of the Year… a title she was honoured to receive for her more than five decades of service.

World YWCA welcomes new Global Programme Manager SRHR and HIV and AIDS

Hendrica Okondo has a smile as big as Africa and the more you discover about the new Global Programme Manager SRHR and HIV and AIDS – Focal Point Africa – , the more you realise her passion for women’s rights may be even bigger.

Keep women on agenda, says World YWCA as religious leaders commit to visible and active leadership on HIV

High level religious and spiritual leaders from many of the world’s major religions pledged “stronger, more visible and practical leadership in the response to HIV” as the first global High Level Summit of Religious Leaders on HIV concluded in The Netherlands on March 23.

Kuena and Ravicka: World YWCA Interns 2010

Arriving in Geneva, Switzerland to begin a one-year internship with the World YWCA is no easy task. With the winter weather, an entirely new culture and many new faces, the experience can be overwhelming.

The building-blocks of faith:youth in Denmark learn about God

A group of teenage girls gather around a large pile of LEGO® bricks—an unusual sight for girls their age.

Care about the Earth, says YWCA of Secunderabad, India

The YWCA of Secunderabad, India is encouraging the global YWCA movement to participate in Earth Hour 2010.

World YWCA to attend summit on religious leadership in the response to HIV

The World YWCA, along with over 60 high level religious leaders, people living with HIV, and global leaders will gather in The Netherlands, March 22-23, for a summit that aims to strengthen religious leadership in the response to HIV.

Solidarity Visit to the YWCA of Haiti

The World YWCA paid a Solidarity Visit to the YWCA of Haiti from February 24 to March 1, 2010 following the massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck the Caribbean nation on Tuesday January 12, 2010. The earthquake, the worst in the region in more than 200 years, has left the country in ruin with 230,000 people confirmed dead according to the Haitian Government, and an estimated one million homeless.

Women’s progress is human progress, declares Hillary Clinton at close of CSW 2010

As CSW 2010 came to close in New York City, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered the closing remarks at the United Nations headquarters March 12, 2010 marking the 15th anniversary of the U.N. World Conference on Women in Beijing.

Caring for the HIV and AIDS Caregivers: YWCA of Sierra Leone Offers Advice

On Friday March 5, 2010 at the CSW, the president of the YWCA of Sierra Leone Florence Kaindaneh spoke on a panel about supporting the caregivers of people living with HIV and AIDS. Panellists explored challenges facing caregivers and strategies for supporting and retaining them.