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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…

“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…

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…

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…

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….

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