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May-June Korea YWCA connecting with the worldwide communities!

2018 International Women Cross DMZ: No Women, No Peace! Around forty international women peacemakers from around the world walked with thousands of Korean people to urge for the successful NK-USA summit, call for the signing of the peace treaty between North and South Korea, denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and women’s leadership in…

More than 100 YWCA delegates rise up for their rights at CSW

Last month, it was fantastic to have 100 YWCA delegates from more than 20 different countries join forces to raise their diverse voices at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). More than 40% of all the delegates were young women. The CSW is one of the most important intergovernmental bodies dedicated…

YWCA of Palestine International Youth Conference “Youth Participate and Youth Decide: Towards Freedom and Justice”

In line with its mission and commitment to empower youth locally and globally, the YWCA of Palestine is organizing an international youth conference in Palestine, in partnership with few YWCA’s globally, and in coordination with the Joint Advocacy  Initiative (JAI), local UN organizations and NGO’s within the framework of UN Security Council Resolution 2250….

Celebrating World YWCA Day in Phoenix

In honor of World YWCA Day, the YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix is hosting an event geared toward ensuring and increasing women’s voter registration. We will have Patricia Russo, Executive Director for the Women’s Campaign School at Yale, who will discuss the importance of social change implemented by women in politics. Our main goal is…

YWCA of Albania marks 10 years against Breast Cancer

  2018 marks the 10th  year of YWCA of Albania Breast Cancer awareness work. On this occasion the YWCA of Albania launched the campaign on March 2018, and it will run until the end of October 2018, under the theme: “The battle against breast cancer continues…” The YWCA of Albania established a close partnership with the Embassy of…

World YWCA launches RiseUp guide for young women’s leadership

The World YWCA has launched a global guide for young women’s transformative leadership. Created by and for young women, RiseUp! helps young women empower themselves and create their own personal transformation as part of their leadership journeys. It also helps them claim their human rights and develop their leadership skills. “We hope that…

World YWCA and YWCA of Palestine Joint Statement on the U.S. decision on Jerusalem

We are deeply concerned and saddened by the US administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move their embassy there in the near future. Jerusalem is a city of three faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and two peoples: the Palestinians and the Israelis. This decision violates international law and…

Join the “International Signature Campaign in Support of the Appeal of the Hibakusha for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons”

The 26th of September marks the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. On 7th July this year, the United Nations adopted the Nuclear Weapon Prohibition Treaty (http://undocs.org/A/CONF.229/2017/8), a groundbreaking progress which acknowledges the inhumane nature of the nuclear weapons, and the need for their total abolition. Regrettably, some countries, especially…

Ending child marriage and supporting married girls

Over the past 18 months, the YWCAs of Ethiopia, India and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have collaborated with their communities to develop new models to support married adolescent girls and protect girls at risk of child, early and forced marriage (CEFM). The programmes helped address girls’ sexual and reproductive health and…

YWCA Korea sends Powdered Milk to North Korean Children

On August 9th 2017, the National YWCA of Korea (hereafter YWCA Korea) sent 2 tons of powdered milk to North Korea for the infants and underage population. This donation will be specially distributed to 165 nurseries in North Korea.  The delivery ceremony was held in Dāndōng, China where YWCA Korea signed the contact with the…

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