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Funding Opportunity: World YWCA COVID Crisis Response Fund

In June 2020, the World YWCA distributed funds from its fundraising campaign, the COVID Crisis Response Fund, to assist YWCA member associations (MAs) in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the impacts of this crisis continue to challenge the day-to-day lives of all, the World YWCA has continued fundraising efforts which resulted…

World YWCA Calls for Peace over Nogorno Karbakh

World YWCA Calls for Peace over Nogorno Karbakh Standing in Solidarity with Armenia

Standing in Solidarity with Armenia World YWCA recognizes the hostility waged upon the Armenian people by the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan, which puts the people of Armenia at risk of a second genocide. The large-scale military operations against the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) is destroying the area and historical structures with no regard…

Week Without Violence 2020

Week Without Violence 2020

Every year in the third week of October, YWCAs around the world participate in the Week Without Violence Campaign – a week long series of community events promoting diverse approaches to creating a world free of violence. We observe our common vision, legacy, and future as part of this dynamic movement that advances the…

Week Without Violence 2020

Every year in the third week of October, YWCAs around the world participate in the Week Without Violence Campaign – a week long series of community events promoting diverse approaches to creating a world free of violence. We observe our common vision, legacy, and future as part of this dynamic movement that advances the…

Standing Together With YWCA Of Belarus

In solidarity and standing with YWCA of Belarus

World YWCA is dismayed by news of fraudulent elections and escalation of violence against peaceful protesters in the Republic of Belarus. Weapons were used against peaceful women protestors, and many were injured. The arrested were held in inhumane conditions without food, water, personal hygiene products, and cases of rape have been reported. YWCA…

World YWCA -YMCA Week of Prayer and World Fellowship 2020

World YWCA - YMCA Week of Prayer 2020

  Since 1904, the World YWCA and World YMCA have traditionally collaborated together for the World Week of Prayer and World Fellowship. Celebrated each year on the second week of November, both organisations join efforts to produce a booklet with a theme, a set of bible studies for each day, and an annual…

In Solidarity with YWCA Lebanon

In solidarity with YWCA Lebanon

The World YWCA and entire global YWCA movement share our condolences on the tragedy that has befallen the peoples of Beirut and the country of Lebanon. We have followed the situation with great concern and stand in support with the YWCA Lebanon. There has been significant damage to the National YWCA and Beirut…

World YWCA Statement on Anti-Racism Protests

As a global movement based on human rights, we witness racism around the world – racism embedded in our societies, cultures, laws and attitudes. As in the United States of America, anti-blackness is a common form of discrimination in many of the 100 countries where YWCAs work toward transformation of power structures in…

#YoungWomenLeaders: World YWCA Virtual Panel Series

#YoungWomenLeaders: World YWCA Virtual Panel Series

  #Young Women Leaders Panel is an initiative launched by the World YWCA, to provide a space for leaders around the world to connect and discuss on different topics around leadership, sharing opinions, tips, raising issues and challenges that many young women face. With the world facing unique health and economic crisis, online…

World YWCA Glossary and Definitions

Around the world, YWCA structures work towards one common Goal 2035, and amplify young women’s voices in the broader women’s rights movements. This glossary establishes a common language for YWCA leaders, activists, and broader women’s movements to come together, and it ensures that we can name – and work towards – a global…

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