Category Young Women’s Leadership

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 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…

World YWCA opens call for 2018 internship programme

Passionate about women’s rights and global change? Apply for a one-year or short term-internship with the World YWCA in Geneva. Every year, the World YWCA offers two or more one-year internships and two short-term internships for young women from the movement. The internships provide unique opportunities for young women from our movement to…

Apply to become the next UN Secretary General‘s Envoy on Youth!

  The United Nation’s Secretary General has launched the call for nominations for the next Youth Envoy and we are excited to be a nominating agency for the YWCA!  This position is key, as the candidate will report directly to the UN Secretary General himself. The Envoy has a critical task to: Harmonize the UN…

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…

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…

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…

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