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Don’t Predict, Instead Prepare

Reflections on COVID-19 by Rev. Dr. Mikie A. Roberts   Over the few short years that I have been on earth I have lived through some tough times. My first memory was of the very strong 7.5 Richter Scale earthquake that struck my home country of Antigua on October 8, 1974. I still…

World YWCA Virtual Safe Spaces

What is a Virtual Safe Space? An online space/platform created to provide an environment that encourages all people present to share experiences, opinions, and views without fear or threat of political, economic or personal harm. Why do we Need Virtual Safe Spaces ? COVID-19 pandemic has forced everyone to take drastic measures in…

Korea YWCA, Call to End the Violence Against Women through ‘Thursday in Black’ Online Campaign

On March 5th Thursday, the National YWCA of Korea (hereafter Korea YWCA) along with its 36 local YWCAs and 51 affiliated facilities participated in a ‘Thursday in Black’ online campaign calling for the end of violence against women and children, on the occasion of 2020 International Women’s Day. #Metoo movement has gone viral…

Korea YWCA leading the ‘YWCA After You’ campaign in the midst of COVID-19 mask shortage

The National YWCA of Korea(Korea YWCA) with its 53 local YWCA branches nationwide encourages communities to ‘halt, take a break’ from the daily routines as the numbers of COVID-19 (a.k.a coronavirus) cases constantly skyrockets nationwide. Starting March 6th, Friday, Korea YWCA launched the ‘YWCA After You Campaign’ which is an expression of consideration…

YWCA of Palestine’s International Women’s Day 2020 Statement

International Women’s Day is a day to champion women and highlight their achievements. It is also a day to assess the world’s progress on women’s rights especially that this year marks 25 years since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the world’s commitment to achieving gender equality. Unfortunately, despite…

ECOSOC Youth Forum 2020 “SDG Generation: Shaping the Decade Ahead”

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Forum is an annual initiative of the President of the Council. It has evolved into a key platform where young people can contribute to policy discussions at the United Nations through their collective ideas, solutions and innovations. This year the forum will take place on…

World YWCA and YWCA of Palestine Joint Statement

Graffiti on the Israeli Separation Wall in Bethlehem [Photo: Amany Abu Awad] Today, 29th of November, the World Young Women’s Christian Association (World YWCA) and its member association, the YWCA of Palestine, call on individuals globally, to observe the annual International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people. Since 1947, this has also been…

Korean Women Peace Pilgrims climb Mt. Taebaek Together with Women of Diaspora

2019 YWCA Hanminjok Women Peace Pilgrimage ‘From Mt. Halla to Mt. Baekdu’: Mt. Taebaek Chapter Diaspora. It is a word seldomly mentioned in our daily conversations. The dictionary defines the word as “the movement, migration, or scattering of a people away from established or ancestral homeland”. The National YWCA of Korea’s Hanminjok (One…

Delegates from 12 Asian Member YWCAs unite at 2019 Asia YWCA Regional Meeting, Korea YWCA

The Korea YWCA held the Asia YWCA Regional Meeting at Ewha Womans University from June 26th to 29th under the theme of: “Women Economic Empowerment in Asia”. 120 participants from 12 Asian countries flourished the meeting with conversations that strengthened YWCA Asia’s solidarity. As one family in Christ, the women gathered their hearts…

Honoring Juli Dugdale

World YWCA will honor our dear colleague Juli Dugdale this Friday, August 30th until next Friday, September 6th.  On this week, we will celebrate her legacy and leadership that is so precious to the YWCA and wider human rights movements. Juli was much more than a colleague – she was a friend, a mentor, a…

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