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Exciting Opportunity: World YWCA Young Women Leadership Cohort Programme 2020

The World YWCA is pleased to announce the Young Women Leadership Cohort Programme 2020. The World YWCA Young Women Leadership Cohort Programme 2020 provides an opportunity for two or more young women from the YWCA movement to experience the international community-building, work and reach of the World YWCA. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the…

Join us for the Prayer Week: Commemorating the tragedy of the 6.25 Korean War and its 70th anniversary of separation

The year 2020 marks the 70th anniversary of the Korean War. On June 25th, 1950, the Korean peninsula went through one of the most tragic wars in history for 3 years.  This fratricidal war began not so long after Korea was liberated from its long history of Japanese colonial rule.  According to the ‘Korean War Memorial Foundation,’…

Korea YWCA Peace Movement: 40 day Lent-Campaign

National YWCA of Korea, with its local associations, raised total of USD 13,300.00 dollars (KRW 16,426,290 won) from the nationwide ‘2020 YWCA 40 day-Lent Campaign: Dedicating the tithe (10%) of daily meal expenses for North Korean Children.’ The campaign lasted for 8 weeks during the Lent period of February 26th until April 11th with…

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…

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