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Building Safe Spaces: World YWCA and IKEA Partner for Young Women’s Leadership

The World YWCA has been working for the empowerment and leadership of women, young women and girls for more than a century to advance their human rights. One core component to ensure inclusive-ity and that everyone has a voice in the process, is through the creation of Safe Spaces. A YWCA Safe Space is…

World YWCA Week Without Violence 2018

World YWCA Toolkit for Week Without Violence 2018 #YoungWomenLead for a World Without Violence Every year during the third week of October, YWCAs from all over the world promote and encourage a Week without Violence – a week-long series of community events promoting diverse approaches to creating a world free of violence. We…

International Day of Non-Violence Campaign

  The YWCA movement has time and again proved that women, young women and girls have the capability to make the world a better place. A world built on the principles of peace, non-violence, inclusion, diversity and equal opportunities. Through our work in the field of sustainable development, gender equality and empowerment, we…

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

In the 2015 World Council held in Bangkok, Thailand, The World YWCA, recognizing that nuclear energy and nuclear weapons are inextricably linked in their nature as a form of violence against women, undermining rights to safety, health, dignity and freedom from violence of women, young women and girls, and should be both denied,…

Young women deliver their Peace Message at the World YWCA

Every year, since more than past 20 years, Peace Messengers from Japan come to The World YWCA office in Geneva to spread the message of peace in the background of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Most of them are 3rd and 4th generation survivors, young and courageous to share stories from…

SEVEN on Tour (Geneva)

  The #MeToo campaign has highlighted the need for powerful new ways to promote gender equality and to create Safe Spaces, both physical and virtual, to enable the voices of marginalised women to be heard. It has fuelled an ongoing conversation, which the United Nations system urgently needs to seize upon, to promote…

More than 100 YWCA Women RiseUp during CSW62

Last month, it was fantastic to have 100 YWCA delegates from more than 20 different countries join forces to raise their diverse voices at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). More than 40% of all the delegates were young women. The CSW is one of the most important intergovernmental bodies dedicated…

World YWCA Day 2018 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 also a time to recognize our movement’s efforts in creating positive change…

Apply now for grants to support ambitious feminist and women’s rights initiatives

Mama Cash, an international fund that supports women’s, girls’ and trans people’s movements around the world is currently accepting grant applications to support ambitious feminist and women’s rights organizations and initiatives. The programme provides funding and support for activists who tirelessly and fearlessly make their voices heard, criticize oppressive or restrictive norms and…

World YWCA launches RiseUp guide for young women’s leadership

The World YWCA has launched a global guide for young women’s transformative leadership. Created by and for young women, RiseUp! helps young women empower themselves and create their own personal transformation as part of their leadership journeys. It also helps them claim their human rights and develop their leadership skills. “We hope that…

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