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World YWCA opens call for 2018 internship programme

Passionate about women’s rights and global change? Apply for a one-year or short term-internship with the World YWCA in Geneva. Every year, the World YWCA offers two or more one-year internships and two short-term internships for young women from the movement. The internships provide unique opportunities for young women from our movement to…

Online voting on affiliation fee formula starts 1 June

The voting on the affiliation fee formula has started. If you are a voting delegate who has asked to receive your ballot by mail, the ballots have been sent and you should receive them shortly. If you do not receive your ballot, please contact the World YWCA Office at worldoffice@worldywca.org. Please note that…

World Council 2015 Minutes

  The World Council is the legislative authority and governing body of the World YWCA. During the event, representatives the member associations get together and elect the World YWCA Board, determine policies and set priorities for the coming years. The last World Council had the theme Bold and Transformative Leadership – Towards 2035….

An invitation: Join us to discuss the proposed new affiliation fee formulas

We invite you to participate in the dialogue and vote on the proposed new affiliation fee formula.  The World YWCA board recognises the importance of membership dialogue before making a decision on the formula’s options. For this reason, we are planning virtual conversations by region/language during the last week of May. We hope…

Changing the affiliation fee formula

As a member of the World YWCA movement, you are part of a global community of women and young women leaders who are changing the world. Our bold and transformative goal 2035, adopted at World Council 2015, gives us an unprecedented mandate to act—and to empower women and young women globally as part…

1. The two recommended affiliation fee formulas

The World Board has approved two potential affiliation fee formulas, which will be put forward to the membership for vote. The formula with the most votes will become the formula for the whole movement, and will be effective from 2017. These two formulas are more aligned with the realities of the YWCA movement…

2. Discuss and vote on the affiliation fee formulas

This will be the World YWCA’s first online and mail vote—in a process that’s inclusive, efficient and cost effective. Have a look at the ways of work document below and tell us what you think. If you are a voting delegate you will soon receive more detailed information on exactly how to vote….

3. Review the draft affiliation fee policy

Let us know what you think of the draft affiliation fee policy, so we can incorporate your feedback. Have questions? Use the comments below. A World YWCA Staff member will answer asap. Attachment (in all three languages) Draft affiliation fee policy| French | Spanish

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…

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