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Let’s get digital in CSW61 Youth Forum!

CSW61 Youth Forum Social Media Toolkit The Youth Forum at the 61st Session on Commission on Status of Women (CSW 61) is a critical opportunity for young people and adolescents in all their diversities to: Convene in advance of the official opening of CSW Raise their voices and amplify common concerns and advocacy…

 Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is an an extreme form of discrimination against women and girls. Let’s raise our voices to #EndFGM! Find out more in our fact sheet here.

Helping girls to raise their voices

On January 21st,  we hosted an advocacy training in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for 46 young women and girls coming from all regions of Africa. The training took place right before the 29th Gender Is My Agenda Campaign (GIMAC) Pre-Summit and the 28th African Union Summit (AU). The idea was to give young women and girls…

World YWCA at the Women’s March

On January 21, the World YWCA joined The Geneva Women’s March for Dignity. Despite the cold weather, we were jumping up and down in excitement to be part this sister march to the Women’s march. Together with 2500 people we were responding  to the recent wave of xenophobia, sexism, racism, disregard of environmental concerns,…

Young women join GIMAC

The World YWCA is participating in this year’s 29th Gender is My Agenda Campaign (GIMAC) Pre Consultative Meeting in the African Union (AU) which is taking take place from 22-23 January 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the theme “Gender Inclusive Youth Empowerment and Development for Peaceful and Prosperous Africa.” The meeting aims to…

The World YWCA is participating in this year’s 29th Gender is My Agenda Campaign (GIMAC) Pre Consultative Meeting in the African Union (AU) which is taking take place from 22-23 January 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the theme “Gender Inclusive Youth Empowerment and Development for Peaceful and Prosperous Africa.” The meeting aims to…

Women’s economic empowerment critical to SDG’s

Today our General Secretary Malayah Harper joins a discussion on how to bring down legal barriers to women’s economic empowerment. It is an important stepping stone to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), especially number 5 on gender equality and 16 on inclusive societies. It also connects to sixty-first session of the Commission on the…

Child early and forced marriage (CEFM) Fact Sheet

More than 700 million women alive today were married before their 18th birthday. One in three, 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…

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…

Together we can make a difference

On 13 December 2016, our new General Secretary Malayah Harper and the World Office met with representatives from International organizations, NGO’s, partners and friends of the World YWCA at her welcome reception in Geneva. The room was full of people, ideas and excitement when she took the mic to share her vision. She said that she…

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