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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…

Find Your Voice, Share Your Story on World YWCA Day

On 24 April it’s time for World YWCA Day, when we gather to celebrate our successes as a movement and raise awareness and visibility locally, nationally, and globally. This year, our theme is Find Your Voice, Share Your Story. We are preparing a social media and event toolkit for all member associations which will be available soon. Once…

World YWCA delegates RiseUp! for their rights during CSW62

  Nearly 70 World YWCA delegates from around the world are standing up for their rights this week at the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York. CSW will take place from March 12 to 23 under the theme Empowering Rural Women and Girls. On Wed, March 14, the…

Thank an inspiring woman on International Women’s Day!

  Is there a woman, young woman or girl in your life who inspires you? We’ve created a very special personalised card for you to let them know how you feel. Celebrate the women who are making a difference in your life and the lives of those around you – and encourage them to do the…

We’re hiring

Passionate about women’s leadership and women’s rights? Want to put your skills in resource mobilization, partnerships, communications, operations and administration to work for a dynamic global organization? Join the World YWCA team at our global headquarters in Geneva! We’re recruiting for five dynamic individuals: a Deputy General Secretary, a Senior Strategic Communications Specialist, a Lead of Strategic…

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