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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…

YWCA of Albania marks 10 years against Breast Cancer

  2018 marks the 10th  year of YWCA of Albania Breast Cancer awareness work. On this occasion the YWCA of Albania launched the campaign on March 2018, and it will run until the end of October 2018, under the theme: “The battle against breast cancer continues…” The YWCA of Albania established a close partnership with the Embassy of…

YWCA Korea hosts #MeToo march on 2018 International Women’s Day

To celebrate the 110th anniversary of the International Women’s Day, members nationwide of YWCA of Korea gathered in front of YWCA building and chanted “#MeToo” and “#WithYou” in an International Women’s Day rally. The participants consisted of members and general public marched the rally from YWCA Korea building through central streets of Myeongdong,…

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…

Find Your Voice, Share Your Story on World YWCA Day

  On 24 April it’s time for World YWCA Day, when we gather to celebrate our successes as a movement and raise awareness and visibility locally, nationally, and globally. This year, our theme is Find Your Voice, Share Your Story. We are preparing a social media and event toolkit for all member associations…

95 YWCA Women Peace Pilgrims Yearning For Peace In The Korean Peninsula

As the 95th anniversary peace movement project, YWCA of Korea launched their ‘2017 YWCA Women Peace Pilgrimage: From Halla to Baekdu.’  Starting with the highest mountain in South Korea, Mount Halla, YWCA Women Peace Pilgrims aim to climb up Mt. Jiri and Mt. Seorak of the south and Mt. Geumgang and Baekdu of…

World YWCA and YWCA of Palestine Joint Statement on the U.S. decision on Jerusalem

We are deeply concerned and saddened by the US administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move their embassy there in the near future. Jerusalem is a city of three faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam and two peoples: the Palestinians and the Israelis. This decision violates international law and…

‘Not Repeating the same Mistake’ is the only way to find Peace: Korean Participant Review of Japan YWCA Pilgrimage to Hiroshima Program

Marking its 47th anniversary, ‘Pilgrimage to Hiroshima’ program, designed and hosted by YWCA Japan since 1970, presented an opportunity to think about peace with participants from different age groups, including exchange students and guests from China and Korea.  The theme for this year was “Roots of Peace” from HIROSHIMA” and it provided the…

Join the “International Signature Campaign in Support of the Appeal of the Hibakusha for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons”

The 26th of September marks the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. On 7th July this year, the United Nations adopted the Nuclear Weapon Prohibition Treaty (http://undocs.org/A/CONF.229/2017/8), a groundbreaking progress which acknowledges the inhumane nature of the nuclear weapons, and the need for their total abolition. Regrettably, some countries, especially…

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