Every year on April 24th, YWCAs around the world celebrate World YWCA Day. It is a day to observe our common membership and achievements in a movement that advances the human rights and leadership of women, young women and girls. On this day, we recognize our movement’s efforts in creating positive change for all women and young women around the world.
Last year, we celebrated the fact that every woman and young woman has the right to be heard under the theme: “Find your voice, share your story”. This theme highlighted how our voices are powerful tools and a mean of self-introspection, allowing women and young women to grow and realize their space within this movement, while simultaneously challenging the patriarchal and sexist systems that exist in our world today.
This year, and aligned with the theme of the coming World Council 2019 in South Africa, we will focus on how young women can transform and change the power structures that often dominate our societies, preventing us from achieving our human right of equality
Our 2019 theme: “Young Women Transforming Power Structures”
For ideas on how you can celebrate and mark the occasion, check out the World YWCA Day 2019 Toolkit available here: World YWCA Day 2019 Toolkit
You can also download social media covers and an editable invitation to support all your World YWCA Day events and activities: