Category Human Rights

World YWCA Day celebrations in Japan!

YWCA of Japan had a moment of coming together to celebrate our achievements and leadership of young women and girls on the occasion of World YWCA day 2018. These below are some of the pictures taken at our celebrations. Gathering held by Tokyo YWCA, observed 28 participants by 12 young people. They shared the message from the…

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 Korea hosts #MeToo march on 2018 International Women’s Day

To celebrate the 110th anniversary of the International Women’s Day, members nationwide of YWCA of Korea gathered in front of YWCA building and chanted “#MeToo” and “#WithYou” in an International Women’s Day rally. The participants consisted of members and general public marched the rally from YWCA Korea building through central streets of Myeongdong,…

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…

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…

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