Category Human Rights

Meet the YWCA at the CSW 2019 in New York

The YWCA movement and the World YWCA are all excited to participate in the 63rd United Nations Commission for Status of Women (CSW) happening in New York from 11th March to 22nd March 2019. The thematic focus for this year is social protection systems and access to public services for gender equality and…

Young Women Drafting the Advocacy Agenda

The World YWCA is creating a feminist research methodology aimed towards meaningful engagement and ownership of an agenda for young women by young women. The systematic engagement and consultation is with a diverse group of young women, and the research is using a participatory, intergenerational approach with young women representatives from the different…

Imagine if Every Young Woman had Time at the Podium

An innovative initiative supporting 400 young women champions from thirty countries in the three largest continents of Asia, Africa and Europe is being implemented by the World YWCA in partnership with the Government of Finland. The initiative will support young women to transform narratives at community, country, regional and global level to positively…

“IT IS NOT OK” Week Without Violence

The YWCA of Greece, created an on-line campaign as part of the “Week Without Violence”.     Incidents of violence are expressed with the use of a common slogan “IT IS NOT OK”. VIOLENCE against women, literally, IS NOT OK and the YWCAs around the world are supporting actions through which the communities are…

World YWCA Day celebrations in Japan!

YWCA of Japan had a moment of coming together to celebrate our achievements and leadership of young women and girls on the occasion of World YWCA day 2018. These below are some of the pictures taken at our celebrations. Gathering held by Tokyo YWCA, observed 28 participants by 12 young people. They shared the message from the…

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 Korea hosts #MeToo march on 2018 International Women’s Day

To celebrate the 110th anniversary of the International Women’s Day, members nationwide of YWCA of Korea gathered in front of YWCA building and chanted “#MeToo” and “#WithYou” in an International Women’s Day rally. The participants consisted of members and general public marched the rally from YWCA Korea building through central streets of Myeongdong,…

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…

95 YWCA Women Peace Pilgrims Yearning For Peace In The Korean Peninsula

As the 95th anniversary peace movement project, YWCA of Korea launched their ‘2017 YWCA Women Peace Pilgrimage: From Halla to Baekdu.’  Starting with the highest mountain in South Korea, Mount Halla, YWCA Women Peace Pilgrims aim to climb up Mt. Jiri and Mt. Seorak of the south and Mt. Geumgang and Baekdu of…

‘Not Repeating the same Mistake’ is the only way to find Peace: Korean Participant Review of Japan YWCA Pilgrimage to Hiroshima Program

Marking its 47th anniversary, ‘Pilgrimage to Hiroshima’ program, designed and hosted by YWCA Japan since 1970, presented an opportunity to think about peace with participants from different age groups, including exchange students and guests from China and Korea.  The theme for this year was “Roots of Peace” from HIROSHIMA” and it provided the…

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