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Denouncing the shrinking space space for women’s rights organizations

During the 61’st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), the World YWCA joined the WRC Caucus and denounced the shrinking space for feminist and women’s rights organizations at CSW and across the globe. Read the media statement here: Feminist persistence pays off at UN Commission Status of Women, but challenges loom large in the…

Digital toolkit for CSW61

This toolkit includes hashtags, memes and inspiration for social media posts for the 61’st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61). Download it HERE

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…

Annual Report 2015

In 2015, conflict, natural disasters and terrorist attacks affected families and communities around the world. But we also witnessed big and bold positive developments on a grand scale – and this gives us hope for the future. In collaboration with the YWCA movement around the world, we trained more than 4.5 million women,…

Violence against women Fact Sheet

The World YWCA believes that addressing violence against women and girls is a priority. Violence against women and girls is the world’s largest human rights violation and is pervasive in our society. YWCA member associations in more than 70 countries provide support for survivors of violence and those at risk of violence. This…

Who we are Overview

The World Young Women’s Christian Association (World YWCA) is a global movement working for women’s empowerment, leadership and rights in more than 120 countries and 20’000 local communities. Empowering women and girls is our way to change the world. Our members and supporters include women from many different faiths, ages, backgrounds, beliefs and…

World Week of Prayer Guide 2016

From 13 to 19 November, 2016, the World YWCA and the World YMCA will observe the World Week of Prayer with the theme “Leaving no one Behind.” The two organisations have collaborated on this tradition since 1904. The theme of the 2016 World Week of Prayer is designed to help us reflect on…

#WePray4TheWorld – Twitter Chat 16 NOV

The World YWCA & the World YMCA invites you to take part in our World Week of Prayer (#WePray4TheWorld) Twitter Chat! We would like people to join us in prayer and to engage discussions about ‘Leaving No One Behind.’ How to join the World Week of Prayer 2016 Twitter Chat A Twitter Chat…

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