Category Young Women’s Leadership

New Beginnings for Colgate University- World YWCA Interns 2020

Early in February 2020, the World YWCA office in Geneva had the pleasure to welcome Ellie Schonberg and Helen Ferguson as the 2020 interns from Colgate University. Both young women were thrilled to work and gain knowledge to develop experience in programme development, and to enhance their skills on advocating for global issues,…

19th Korea- Japan Youth Conference: “Misogyny and #Metoo Movement in Korea and Japan”

19th Korea- Japan Youth Conference: "Misogyny and #Metoo Movement in Korea and Japan"

On 17th-20th January, the 19th Korea-Japan Youth Conference was held in Seoul, South Korea. This conference is a grassroots exchange program, co-hosted between the YWCA of Korea and the YWCA of Japan since 1993, where young people under 30 years old from Korea and Japan spend 4 days together, learning about and discussing…

✨International Women’s Day 2019 – Innovating for change! ✨

Imagine the difference a young woman makes when she has the opportunity for a transformative leadership journey using, her unique talents to building her confidence and leadership. Imagine how far a young woman can go, when she can live freely with dignity, safety and pride. Imagine the difference a young woman can make…

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…

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…

International Women’s Day Celebrations in Tanzania

  In commemoration of International Women’s Day, YWCA Tanzania sent young women who are also volunteers, to learn about women’s rights. Christine Massawe (22), one of the young women who attended the event  “Kongamano la Wanawake” (Women’s forum) said: “it was a great experience to learn on legal rights and the challenges that women…

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…

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