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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…

Women In All Their Diversity #ThinkShareSpeak For World YWCA Day 2020

Women in all their diversity #ThinkShareSpeak in a virtual World YWCA Day 2020

Every year on April 24, YWCAs around the world celebrate World YWCA Day. We observe our common vision, legacy, and future as part of this dynamic movement that advances the human rights and leadership of women, young women and girls. This year, in the shadow of the global pandemic, women, young women and girls…

Women all Around the World Need YOUR Support Now

COVID-19 has forced all of us to adapt our daily routines and how we work. We can only imagine how you are coping with the rapid and overwhelming changes in your personal and professional life. For many women, young women and girls around the globe, it’s even more frightening, dangerous and uncertain as…

COMMUNITY, HOPE AND THE POWER TO DO GOOD.

    A MESSAGE FROM THE BIG 6 YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS WORLDWIDE   Young people understand the potential of, and have the power to, do good. As the Big 6 Youth Organizations worldwide, we know that when the compassion of youth is lit, it is young people that make a real difference, drive change,…

How YWCAs are Responding to COVID-19

  The YWCA is a global movement of leaders. YWCA leaders are women of all ages. They are problem solvers, care takers, agents of change, and supporters in their communities and families, both formally and informally. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we know women carry an even heavier load, tending to the front lines…

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