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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…

Find Your Voice, Share Your Story on World YWCA Day

  On 24 April it’s time for World YWCA Day, when we gather to celebrate our successes as a movement and raise awareness and visibility locally, nationally, and globally. This year, our theme is Find Your Voice, Share Your Story. We are preparing a social media and event toolkit for all member associations…

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…

World Council 2015 Minutes

  The World Council is the legislative authority and governing body of the World YWCA. During the event, representatives the member associations get together and elect the World YWCA Board, determine policies and set priorities for the coming years. The last World Council had the theme Bold and Transformative Leadership – Towards 2035….

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…

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…

4 Year Report 2012-2015

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

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…

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…

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