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Young Women Leadership and Goal 2035: A step towards transformational change

Today, half of the world’s population is under 30 years old, affecting the way the world is moving ahead. Their choices, opportunities, actions and stories of change are shaping the global narrative of sustainable development. Young women have been largely excluded of the decision-making processes, mostly taken as mere numbers and data sets. Despite this…

RiseUp! Participatory Evaluation of our Young Women Transformative Leadership and Advocacy Project

In November 2018, young women from nine YWCAs in the Asia and Pacific Region met for a meeting on Rise Up! Transformative Leadership Evaluation. Having successfully completed Phase III of the Mobilising Young Women’s Leadership and Advocacy (MYWLA) project, funded by the Australian Government, young women coordinators from the Solomon Islands, Samoa, Papua…

IKEA and the World YWCA Build Safe Spaces with Young Women’s Leadership

             The idea that YWCA could use a cohesive feminist approach to interior design in order to create Safe Spaces caught the attention of Angela Kumpl, former manager of the IKEA store in Vernier.  IKEA, a well-known Swedish company, creates beautiful and functional home and work spaces in more…

Youth Conference with the National YWCA of Palestine

The World YWCA recently engaged in the international youth conference “Youth Participate and Youth Decide: Towards Freedom and Justice” which brought together over 500 participants in person and more connected by video link. The conference was organised by the National YWCA of Palestine (which celebrated its 125th anniversary during the event!) in partnership with…

2018 YWCA Hanminjok Women Peace Pilgrimage ‘From Mt. Halla to Mt. Paektu’: Mt. Jiri Chapter

 2018 YWCA Hanminjok Women Peace Pilgrimage ‘From Mt. Halla to Mt. Paektu’ launched from September 30th to October 2nd at Gwangju and Mt.Jiri.  At this peace event, a total of 250 pilgrims and the participants from YWCA members from South Korea, Koreans Diasporas from China, the United States, overseas Koreans and the North…

May-June Korea YWCA connecting with the worldwide communities!

2018 International Women Cross DMZ: No Women, No Peace! Around forty international women peacemakers from around the world walked with thousands of Korean people to urge for the successful NK-USA summit, call for the signing of the peace treaty between North and South Korea, denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and women’s leadership in…

More than 100 YWCA delegates rise up for their rights at CSW

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…

YWCA of Palestine International Youth Conference “Youth Participate and Youth Decide: Towards Freedom and Justice”

In line with its mission and commitment to empower youth locally and globally, the YWCA of Palestine is organizing an international youth conference in Palestine, in partnership with few YWCA’s globally, and in coordination with the Joint Advocacy  Initiative (JAI), local UN organizations and NGO’s within the framework of UN Security Council Resolution 2250….

Celebrating World YWCA Day in Phoenix

In honor of World YWCA Day, the YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix is hosting an event geared toward ensuring and increasing women’s voter registration. We will have Patricia Russo, Executive Director for the Women’s Campaign School at Yale, who will discuss the importance of social change implemented by women in politics. Our main goal is…

YWCA of Albania marks 10 years against Breast Cancer

  2018 marks the 10th  year of YWCA of Albania Breast Cancer awareness work. On this occasion the YWCA of Albania launched the campaign on March 2018, and it will run until the end of October 2018, under the theme: “The battle against breast cancer continues…” The YWCA of Albania established a close partnership with the Embassy of…

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