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CLOSED for applications African Women Ambassador Internship programme in Geneva, Switzerland

The deadline for this internship was 23 February and the application process is now closed. It is not possible to apply anymore. Are you interested in women’s rights, economic empowerment, women’s health, peace and security? Do you come from Mali, Djibouti, Sierra Leone, Namibia and Zambia? Then you might be the right person to…

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…

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…

News on the Yearly progress Questionnaire

We are happy to announce that we are improving the four year questionnaire that you are all familiar with. From now on we will contact you with a short progress questionnaire on an annual basis. It will be a more powerful tool to show our impact as a movement and to measure progress toward the Strategic framework. Within the new survey,…

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…

Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) Fact Sheet

SRHR for women, young women and girls is one of the priority focus areas for the World YWCA. Access to information on sexual and reproductive health, rights and services enables women and young women to make decisions about their bodies and claim their rights. Every human being has a fundamental right to access…

YWCA and UN Women in Papua New Guinea

For the first time ever, the UN Women Executive Director Madam Phumzile-Mlambo Ngcuka recently visited Papua New Guinea (PNG). During her stay, she participated in a panel with the Executive Director of the YWCA PNG Diane Kambanei and joined a flash mob. The panel focused on what young women can learn from the women…

Juntos por Ellas (Together for Them) en español por la YWCA de Honduras

Campaña de Recaudación de Fondos y sensibilización de población Fundado en el 2003, el Centro de las Flores ofrece protección, cuidado y educación a niñas sobrevivientes de violencia y abuso sexual. El centro alberga a 18 niñas entre las edades de 5 a 18 años y tiene un staff de 6 personas dedicadas…

Together for them (Juntos por Ellas) by YWCA Honduras

Fundraising and awareness campaign Founded in 2003, the Girls’ Shelter Las Flores provides protection, care and education to girls survivors of violence and sexual abuse. The shelter is home to 18 girls between the ages of 5 to 18 years old and has a staff of 6 people dedicated to providing physical, psychological…

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