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✨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…

Road to World Council 2019: Nominations Package for World YWCA Board and Nominations Committee in English, Spanish and French

In the links below you can access the following documents make up the World Council 2019 Nominations Package, originally distributed in October internal member association newsletter. These are available in the following languages: English:  1. Call for Candidates for World YWCA Board and Nominations Committee 2. Role of the World YWCA Board 3. Role of the…

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…

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