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Korean Women Peace Pilgrims climb Mt. Taebaek Together with Women of Diaspora

2019 YWCA Hanminjok Women Peace Pilgrimage ‘From Mt. Halla to Mt. Baekdu’: Mt. Taebaek Chapter Diaspora. It is a word seldomly mentioned in our daily conversations. The dictionary defines the word as “the movement, migration, or scattering of a people away from established or ancestral homeland”. The National YWCA of Korea’s Hanminjok (One…

Delegates from 12 Asian Member YWCAs unite at 2019 Asia YWCA Regional Meeting, Korea YWCA

The Korea YWCA held the Asia YWCA Regional Meeting at Ewha Womans University from June 26th to 29th under the theme of: “Women Economic Empowerment in Asia”. 120 participants from 12 Asian countries flourished the meeting with conversations that strengthened YWCA Asia’s solidarity. As one family in Christ, the women gathered their hearts…

Honoring Juli Dugdale

World YWCA will honor our dear colleague Juli Dugdale this Friday, August 30th until next Friday, September 6th.  On this week, we will celebrate her legacy and leadership that is so precious to the YWCA and wider human rights movements. Juli was much more than a colleague – she was a friend, a mentor, a…

The World YWCA joins Swiss “purple wave” for gender equality

  On Friday 14 June 2019, the World YWCA joined a “purple wave” of hundreds of thousands of women across Switzerland that took the streets to demand gender equality in all spheres of life and work. Specific demands included a higher pay, greater equality and more respect, protesting that one of the world’s…

World YWCA at Women Deliver 2019, Vancouver, Canada

Over the past many months the team at World YWCA was actively involved in the preparations and programme design of Women Deliver 2019 through the presence in the Advisory Group, the Communications and Advocacy Group as well as the Youth Group. As a representative of a wide movement of young women and women,…

Young Women connect at the Tunis Gender Forum 2019

Women and young women from the YWCA raised their voices advocating for feminist ways to build long-term peace processes from grassroots level to global engagement at the Tunis Gender Forum 2019. *Insert button READ MORE after here, and then it will open link in World YWCA website. The forum held in Tunisia from…

Celebrating the Movement’s history, present and future: World YWCA Day

On April 24th, YWCAs around the world celebrated World YWCA Day under the World Council 2019 theme: Young Women Transforming Power Structures for Gender Equality”. To commemorate this special occasion, local and national member associations held a number of events and activities, to celebrate our leadership, our achievements and efforts advancing women, young women and girls’…

Transformative inter-generational leadership for action: Africa Regional Meeting

On April 15-16, over 60 women leaders, representing at least 22 YWCAs in Africa participated in a regional meeting held in Kampala, Uganda themed “Transformative and Inter-generational Leadership for a strong and sustainable movement in the African region”. The meeting provided YWCAs across the region a platform to discuss practical strategies for the…

Young women transforming narratives to achieve their reproductive rights and mental health

The project “Promoting the realization of the right to health for young women and girls“  supported by the Government of Finland,  will support and build the capacity of 400 young women champions to transform negative narratives around young women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and mental health. As part of this project,…

Tunis Gender Forum 2019

The Tunis Gender Forum, held in Tunisia from April 24-26th brought together approximately 500 participants representing local, national, regional and global perspectives, to discuss civil society’s engagement in different human rights processes and mechanisms. The forum  offered the opportunity to review the processes of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Beijing +25),  the 20th anniversary…

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