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Turin, “this side of the sea” – by YWCA Italy

For over a hundred years the Italian YWCA in Turin has operated a foyer, which recently turned into a social housing. Lately, a growing poverty rate has brought increased unemployment and lack of housing. That is why the social housing, previously reserved to students, members and elderly women, is now also offered to…

World YWCA Day 2017 Toolkit is now available!

Every year on April 24, YWCAs around the world celebrate 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 recognize our movement’s efforts in creating positive change for all…

Announcing the World YWCA day theme

On 24 April it’s time for the World YWCA Day, when we join to celebrate our successes as a movement and raise awareness and visibility locally, nationally and globally. This year, our theme is Rise Up: Support and Invest in Young Women’s Rights. We are preparing a social media and event toolkit for all member…

Am I being unfair to you?

YWCAs around the world celebrated the World Day of Prayer, 4 March with a focus on the Philippines and the theme “Am I Being Unfair to You?”  In Geneva, the World YWCA participated in a service with our ecumenical partners where Filipino women from the community shared their stories about seeking justice, amidst…

The right to make good choices

YWCA’s around the world works actively on the ground to help young women and girls understand their rights. Despite that, some of the girls have to make difficult choices when there is no good option. We want to change that! Sophia Pierre-Antoine from YWCA Haïti says: “One of the best things about working at…

Mental Health and Gender-Based Violence – Helping survivors of sexual violence in conflict – A training manual

Clinical psychologists and researchers associated with Health and Human Rights Info (HHRI) have developed a training manual for mental health work with survivors of GBV. Pilot studies have been conducted in Jordan, Cambodia, Colombia, Turkey and Norway. The manual can be downloaded for free. The team received feedback on the manual, and the  2nd…

Mirror of the Future Panorama – YWCA Armenia

From July to December of 2016  Armenian National YWCA with the support of World YWCA P2C found implemented Mirror of The Future Panorama project. The aim of  the project was  to strengthen the YWCA movement in Armenia, providing young girls with leadership capacity to participate in improving the local democracy. Many young girls…

4 Year Report 2012-2015

Read the YWCA Movement 4 Year Report 2012-2015 here.

News on the Yearly progress Questionnaire

We are happy to announce that we are improving the four year questionnaire that you are all familiar with. From now on we will contact you with a short progress questionnaire on an annual basis. It will be a more powerful tool to show our impact as a movement and to measure progress toward the Strategic framework. Within the new survey,…

Who we are Overview

The World Young Women’s Christian Association (World YWCA) is a global movement working for women’s empowerment, leadership and rights in more than 120 countries and 20’000 local communities. Empowering women and girls is our way to change the world. Our members and supporters include women from many different faiths, ages, backgrounds, beliefs and…

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