news

Standing strong together and in solidarity

The world is at a pivotal stage. We know this, we have seen it and we continue witnessing it. Things are changing rapidly and women’s human rights are under threat. Racism and other acts of violence have been increasing. Many of our sisters are facing misogyny and an attack on faiths around the…

World YWCA Day 2019 Toolkit is now available!

Every year on April 24th, YWCAs around the world celebrate World YWCA Day. It is a day to observe our common membership and achievements in a movement that advances the human rights and leadership of women, young women and girls. On this day, we recognize our movement’s efforts in creating positive change for…

“Come – Everything is ready” World Day of Prayer 2019

“Come – Everything is ready” was the theme for this year’s World Day of Prayer, as an invitation to praise, thank, and proclaim the kingdom of love. The World YWCA, together with the Lutheran World Federation & the World Council of Churches, joined others around the world in celebrating this day, reflecting &…

Meet the World YWCA Team

The World YWCA office in Geneva plays many core functions. The office is a supporter, a strategist, a catalyst and an advocate for the YWCA movement. Our focus is to engage young women globally, building transformational leadership capabilities on core issues of advocacy for girls and women’s rights. Here, we introduce you to…

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People 2018

The World YWCA stands strong in the belief that human rights and international law must be affirmed and protected for all. On International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, we delivered a joint statement at the United Nations Office in Geneva , highlighting our support to Palestine’s right to self determination as…

World YWCA/YMCA Week of Prayer and World Fellowship 2018

For over a century, the YWCA and YMCA movements have issued a joint call to pray in the month of November as an important reminder of the spiritual vision that drives their efforts to create a better world for all people. The week presents an opportunity for the YWCA and YMCA movements to…

Building Safe Spaces: World YWCA and IKEA Partner for Young Women’s Leadership

The World YWCA has been working for the empowerment and leadership of women, young women and girls for more than a century to advance their human rights. One core component to ensure inclusive-ity and that everyone has a voice in the process, is through the creation of Safe Spaces. A YWCA Safe Space is…

World YWCA Week Without Violence 2018

World YWCA Toolkit for Week Without Violence 2018 #YoungWomenLead for a World Without Violence Every year during the third week of October, YWCAs from all over the world promote and encourage a Week without Violence – a week-long series of community events promoting diverse approaches to creating a world free of violence. We…

International Day of Non-Violence Campaign

  The YWCA movement has time and again proved that women, young women and girls have the capability to make the world a better place. A world built on the principles of peace, non-violence, inclusion, diversity and equal opportunities. Through our work in the field of sustainable development, gender equality and empowerment, we…

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

In the 2015 World Council held in Bangkok, Thailand, The World YWCA, recognizing that nuclear energy and nuclear weapons are inextricably linked in their nature as a form of violence against women, undermining rights to safety, health, dignity and freedom from violence of women, young women and girls, and should be both denied,…

   Older Entries