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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 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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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