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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…

World YWCA and YWCA of Palestine Joint Statement on the U.S. decision on Jerusalem

We are deeply concerned and saddened by the US administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move their embassy there in the near future. Jerusalem is a city of three faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and two peoples: the Palestinians and the Israelis. This decision violates international law and…

‘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…

Join the “International Signature Campaign in Support of the Appeal of the Hibakusha for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons”

The 26th of September marks the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. On 7th July this year, the United Nations adopted the Nuclear Weapon Prohibition Treaty (http://undocs.org/A/CONF.229/2017/8), a groundbreaking progress which acknowledges the inhumane nature of the nuclear weapons, and the need for their total abolition. Regrettably, some countries, especially…

Ending child marriage and supporting married girls

Over the past 18 months, the YWCAs of Ethiopia, India and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have collaborated with their communities to develop new models to support married adolescent girls and protect girls at risk of child, early and forced marriage (CEFM). The programmes helped address girls’ sexual and reproductive health and…

YWCA Korea sends Powdered Milk to North Korean Children

On August 9th 2017, the National YWCA of Korea (hereafter YWCA Korea) sent 2 tons of powdered milk to North Korea for the infants and underage population. This donation will be specially distributed to 165 nurseries in North Korea.  The delivery ceremony was held in Dāndōng, China where YWCA Korea signed the contact with the…

World YWCA Board validates new affiliation fee formula

At the World YWCA Board meeting, 24 to 27 July, the board members validated a new affiliation fee formula, which is more transparent, realistic and easier to use and calculate than the old formula. This is the formula that the majority of voting delegates selected via the recent Affiliation Fee Dialogue and Vote. The…

Global Partnerships: The Cornerstone for Development

YWCA of Palestine Newsletter : Volume 03, Summer 2017 This Summer newsletter is a giant thank you note to all the partners who have worked with us over the many past years. We literally could not do what we do without their support; either financially or spiritually. Together we have built a Palestinian…

Join the campaign: “Juntos Por Ellas” (Together for Them)

Las Flores: A home for young women and girls  3o minutes away from Tegucigalpa, capital city of Honduras, there is a home and a safe space for young women and girls, who unfortunately have become victims of sexual abuse due to the harsh wave of violence that affects the country on a daily basis. Centro de…

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…

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