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YWCA of Palestine’s International Women’s Day 2020 Statement

International Women’s Day is a day to champion women and highlight their achievements. It is also a day to assess the world’s progress on women’s rights especially that this year marks 25 years since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the world’s commitment to achieving gender equality. Unfortunately, despite…

ECOSOC Youth Forum 2020 “SDG Generation: Shaping the Decade Ahead”

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Forum is an annual initiative of the President of the Council. It has evolved into a key platform where young people can contribute to policy discussions at the United Nations through their collective ideas, solutions and innovations. This year the forum will take place on…

World YWCA and YWCA of Palestine Joint Statement

Graffiti on the Israeli Separation Wall in Bethlehem [Photo: Amany Abu Awad] Today, 29th of November, the World Young Women’s Christian Association (World YWCA) and its member association, the YWCA of Palestine, call on individuals globally, to observe the annual International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people. Since 1947, this has also been…

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’…

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