Category Human Rights

95 YWCA Women Peace Pilgrims Yearning For Peace In The Korean Peninsula

As the 95th anniversary peace movement project, YWCA of Korea launched their ‘2017 YWCA Women Peace Pilgrimage: From Halla to Baekdu.’  Starting with the highest mountain in South Korea, Mount Halla, YWCA Women Peace Pilgrims aim to climb up Mt. Jiri and Mt. Seorak of the south and Mt. Geumgang and Baekdu of…

‘Not Repeating the same Mistake’ is the only way to find Peace: Korean Participant Review of Japan YWCA Pilgrimage to Hiroshima Program

Marking its 47th anniversary, ‘Pilgrimage to Hiroshima’ program, designed and hosted by YWCA Japan since 1970, presented an opportunity to think about peace with participants from different age groups, including exchange students and guests from China and Korea.  The theme for this year was “Roots of Peace” from HIROSHIMA” and it provided the…

YWCA Korea hosts “Say No to Shin Kori Nuclear Power Plants” Anti-Nuke Campaign: Country’s oldest operating reactor – Kori unit 1 –will shutdown on 19 June, 2017

On the morning of June 7th 2017, members YWCA Korea all over the regions gathered at the Public Information Hall of Kori Nuclear Power Site to protest against the additional construction plans of Shin Kori reactor units 5 and 6 in Busan industrial city. The President of National YWCA of Korea, Myeong Hae…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Child early and forced marriage (CEFM) Fact Sheet

One in three girls, approximately 250 million, were married before the age of 15. Child marriage has a devastating impact on women and girls’ personal development, future opportunities, economic empowerment, education, health and well-being. Child marriage has serious consequences for the health of girls, such as poorer pregnancy prognosis, higher risk of HIV…

Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) Fact Sheet

SRHR for women, young women and girls is one of the priority focus areas for the World YWCA. Access to information on sexual and reproductive health, rights and services enables women and young women to make decisions about their bodies and claim their rights. Every human being has a fundamental right to access…

Juntos por Ellas (Together for Them) en español por la YWCA de Honduras

Campaña de Recaudación de Fondos y sensibilización de población Fundado en el 2003, el Centro de las Flores ofrece protección, cuidado y educación a niñas sobrevivientes de violencia y abuso sexual. El centro alberga a 18 niñas entre las edades de 5 a 18 años y tiene un staff de 6 personas dedicadas…

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