Category Young Women’s Leadership

Open position: Communications Associate

The World YWCA Communications department is looking for a Communications Associate to help increase awareness of and interest in the World YWCA, through various marketing and communications initiatives. This is a full-time position for one year, starting 2 January, 2017. Before you apply, it is key that you read the full job description…

YWCA International Leadership Academy

From 7 to 11 November 2016, the World YWCA is hosting an Experts Group Meeting (EGM) for the YWCA International Leadership Academy (YWLA) in Taipei, Taiwan. As agreed by the movement at the World Council in 2015, the YWCA is planning the first pilot of the accredited YWLA in 2018 and the launch will…

Apply to the Young Women’s Task Force by 11 November

The YWCA movement is opening up the call for applicants to its Young Women’s Task Force. This is an empowering opportunity for young women and girls to engage with other members in the YWCA movement and contribute to a better future. Apply by 11 November to hresources@worldywca.org Who can apply? In order to apply, you need to be a young woman or…

Running for our girls

    On Saturday 17 September, Frauenfeld (Women’s Field), the capital of the canton of Thurgau in Switzerland, became the setting for a two-hour race to support projects developed by Horyzon, a Swiss development organization for youth. One of the projects was a programme on education of young women and girls in Haiti,…

Feminist Futures! AWID Forum 2016

The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) is an international feminist membership organisation that works to achieve gender justice and women’s human rights by strengthening the collective voice, impact and influence of global women’s rights advocates, organizations and movements. For the 13th time, the #AWID Forum once again became the epicenter of…

Young Women Leadership Project of YWCA of Myanmar – the change-maker in the Pyapon community

At the Pyapon YWCA, the YWCA of Myanmar has initiated a “Young Women Leadership Project” for young women and girls’ leadership in the context of shared, transformative and intergenerational leadership. The objective is to train, mobilize and empower young women and girls to improve their lives and those of their communities, while influencing…

We are looking for a Young Women Coordinator

The World YWCA Office in Geneva, Switzerland has a new open position. This is an exciting opportunity for a young woman who is passionate about women’s rights, to gain professional experience in an international environment. If you fit the job description below, we invite you to apply by sending your cv and cover…

Call for Applications World YWCA Internship Programme

Every year, the World YWCA offers two or more one-year internships and two short-term internships for young women from the movement who are passionate about women’s rights and global change. Watch the video above to learn who can apply and how to go about it. The application period for the World YWCA Internship Programme 2017…

YWCA Nigeria / Lagos Life Skills for Self Discovery Series

YWCA Nigeria / Lagos has organized the Life Skills for Self Discovery Series which was developed in a bid to: Empower and mobilize a critical mass of young women who will promote and uphold transformative, shared and intergenerational leadership within the YWCA movement and their communities. Increase the employability prospects of young people…

World YWCA welcomes Japanese peace messengers

On 15 August, the World YWCA welcomed 22 Japanese Peace Messengers to Geneva. The young men and women students were visiting Switzerland to advocate for an end to nuclear energy and nuclear weapons, to gather signatures for their petition to abolish nuclear weapons, and to share their message of peace at the United…

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