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World YWCA Board validates new affiliation fee formula

At the World YWCA Board meeting, 24 to 27 July, the board members validated a new affiliation fee formula, which is more transparent, realistic and easier to use and calculate than the old formula. This is the formula that the majority of voting delegates selected via the recent Affiliation Fee Dialogue and Vote. The…

Global Partnerships: The Cornerstone for Development

YWCA of Palestine Newsletter : Volume 03, Summer 2017 This Summer newsletter is a giant thank you note to all the partners who have worked with us over the many past years. We literally could not do what we do without their support; either financially or spiritually. Together we have built a Palestinian…

Join the campaign: “Juntos Por Ellas” (Together for Them)

Las Flores: A home for young women and girls  3o minutes away from Tegucigalpa, capital city of Honduras, there is a home and a safe space for young women and girls, who unfortunately have become victims of sexual abuse due to the harsh wave of violence that affects the country on a daily basis. Centro de…

YWCA Korea Equal Pay= Fair Pay! Campaign

On Thursday May 25, 2017, National YWCA of Korea with 33 regional member YWCAs organized “Equal Pay=Fair Pay!” a gender wage gap awareness campaign for the public. The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness that 1) Korea has biggest gender wage gap among OECD nations and 2) to push the Congress…

Young Women’s Leadership for Peace at CSW61 – YWCA of Japan

On March 15, during the CSW61 in New York, the YWCA of Japan held a parallel event called “Young Women’s Leadership for Peace- Learning from `Pilgrimage to Hiroshima`” organized by three young women. They shared the experience and learnings from the “Pilgrimage to Hiroshima”, a peace-education program regarding the Atomic Bomb dropped in…

New Young Women’s Coordinator at the World YWCA

“Because we strive to be a movement of young women by young women I think that having a Young Women’s Coordinator is a milestone towards reaching our goal” -Unami Moatswi. We are excited to welcome our new Young Women’s Coordinator Unami Moatswi. Unami is a 25 year old young woman from Botswana and…

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…

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