Category Young Women’s Leadership

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…

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…

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