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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…

2016 Annual Report

2016 marked the beginning of a new journey for the World YWCA as we began to focus more strongly on transforming power structures, while empowering young women and advocating for gender equality globally. In 2016, we reached 35 million women, young women and girls globally. We also empowered six million women around the…

Youth Advocates Demand their SRHR at ICASA 2017

The World YWCA led a delegation of young people from Central African Republic (CAR), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Benin and Palestine at the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA), 4 to 9 December, 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. “Young people, especially in fragile contexts, are among…

World YWCA and YWCA of Palestine Joint Statement on the U.S. decision on Jerusalem

We are deeply concerned and saddened by the US administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move their embassy there in the near future. Jerusalem is a city of three faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and two peoples: the Palestinians and the Israelis. This decision violates international law and…

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People 29 November 2017

On November 29, the World YWCA and its member association, the YWCA of Palestine, marked the annual International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The two organizations called on individuals globally to observe the day, and asked the international community to take action to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine to help build a sustainable…

Join the World YWCA Team!

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 four dynamic individuals: a Senior Strategic Communications Specialist, a Lead of Strategic Partnerships…

Young Women in the Pacific Speak Up for their Rights!

  In early October 2017, the World YWCA participated in the 13th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women and 6th Meeting of the Pacific Ministers for Women, which took place in Suva, Fiji under the theme “Pacific Women’s economic empowerment”. During the session, young women from the World YWCA and YWCA of Papua New…

Join our #16Days of Activism Campaign!

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every year from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day). It was initiated in 1991 by the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute,…

NGO CSW/NY is accepting nominations for the Woman of Distinction Award!

  Every year NGO CSW/NY presents the Women of Distinction Award to a woman in recognition of her leadership in the struggle for gender equality, human rights and women’s empowerment. The awardee gives the Keynote Address at the Consultation Day, the launch of the CSW62 Forum. The award is presented at the NGO…

Celebrate the Week of Prayer: 12-18 November, 2017

From 12 to 18 November, 2017, the World YWCA and the World YMCA will celebrate our annual World Week of Prayer. The organisations have collaborated on this annual tradition since 1904. This year’s theme “Stand Up, Speak Up, Be the Voice of the Voiceless” is designed to help us reflect on our responsibility…

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