Category Governance & Accountability

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…

Apply for 2017 Power to Change Fund grants

Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for a grant from the Power to Change (P2C) Fund. P2C is a re-granting mechanism from the World YWCA to YWCAs in developing countries globally that is designed to help develop women’s, young women’s and girls’ leadership, while advancing social change around the world. Only affiliated YWCA…

Online voting on affiliation fee formula starts 1 June

The voting on the affiliation fee formula has started. If you are a voting delegate who has asked to receive your ballot by mail, the ballots have been sent and you should receive them shortly. If you do not receive your ballot, please contact the World YWCA Office at worldoffice@worldywca.org. Please note that…

An invitation: Join us to discuss the proposed new affiliation fee formulas

We invite you to participate in the dialogue and vote on the proposed new affiliation fee formula.  The World YWCA board recognises the importance of membership dialogue before making a decision on the formula’s options. For this reason, we are planning virtual conversations by region/language during the last week of May. We hope…

Changing the affiliation fee formula

As a member of the World YWCA movement, you are part of a global community of women and young women leaders who are changing the world. Our bold and transformative goal 2035, adopted at World Council 2015, gives us an unprecedented mandate to act—and to empower women and young women globally as part…

1. The two recommended affiliation fee formulas

The World Board has approved two potential affiliation fee formulas, which will be put forward to the membership for vote. The formula with the most votes will become the formula for the whole movement, and will be effective from 2017. These two formulas are more aligned with the realities of the YWCA movement…

2. Discuss and vote on the affiliation fee formulas

This will be the World YWCA’s first online and mail vote—in a process that’s inclusive, efficient and cost effective. Have a look at the ways of work document below and tell us what you think. If you are a voting delegate you will soon receive more detailed information on exactly how to vote….

3. Review the draft affiliation fee policy

Let us know what you think of the draft affiliation fee policy, so we can incorporate your feedback. Have questions? Use the comments below. A World YWCA Staff member will answer asap. Attachment (in all three languages) Draft affiliation fee policy| French | Spanish

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…

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,…

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