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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…

Young Women’s Leadership for Peace at CSW61 – YWCA of Japan

On March 15, during the CSW61 in New York, the YWCA of Japan held a parallel event called “Young Women’s Leadership for Peace- Learning from `Pilgrimage to Hiroshima`” organized by three young women. They shared the experience and learnings from the “Pilgrimage to Hiroshima”, a peace-education program regarding the Atomic Bomb dropped in…

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…

Turin, “this side of the sea” – by YWCA Italy

For over a hundred years the Italian YWCA in Turin has operated a foyer, which recently turned into a social housing. Lately, a growing poverty rate has brought increased unemployment and lack of housing. That is why the social housing, previously reserved to students, members and elderly women, is now also offered to…

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…

Am I being unfair to you?

YWCAs around the world celebrated the World Day of Prayer, 4 March with a focus on the Philippines and the theme “Am I Being Unfair to You?”  In Geneva, the World YWCA participated in a service with our ecumenical partners where Filipino women from the community shared their stories about seeking justice, amidst…

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…

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…

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