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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…

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…

This World YWCA Day, join the celebration virtually!

  Every year on April 24th, YWCAs around the world celebrate World YWCA Day. On this day, we recognise our movement’s efforts in creating positive change for all women and young women around the world. Today, as we experience the global outbreak of COVID-19, we are forced to take drastic measures in the…

World YWCA joins the World Day of Prayer to “Rise! Take your Mat and Walk”

The World Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement that welcomes and brings women together in prayer and action while creating awareness about other countries and cultures. Millions of people across the globe observe this special day, celebrated annually on the first Friday in March. Each year the World Day of Prayer…

Meet Ellie and Helen, World YWCA Colgate University Interns 2020

  Every year the World YWCA welcomes interns from Colgate University for three months in our office in Geneva, Switzerland. Internships at World YWCA are an opportunity to reinforce our commitment to young women’s leadership by providing young women and girls the opportunity to enhance and develop their knowledge and skills. The hands-on work…

World YWCA Office has a Newly Designed Safe Space

Since 2018, the World YWCA has been working with IKEA Vernier (Switzerland) and Elizabeth Nash to redesign the office based on a cohesive feminist approach to interior and program planning. The recent addition to the office has been the safe space. Elizabeth Nash, a friend of the YWCA, has worked to bring this…

Meet the new Nominations Committee

Lynne Kent and Roslyn Dundas with the New Board 2020- 2023   Nominations Committee: Dede Attiogbe – Togo/AFRICA (YW) (BM) Eman Abbasi – Jordan/MIDDLE EAST (YW) (BM) Young Hee Won – Korea/ASIA Jeannette Van Dongen – Netherlands/EUROPE Valeria Rojas Borda – Bolivia/LATIN AMERICA (YW)

World YWCA / YMCA Week of Prayer 2019

From 10 to 16 November, 2019, the World YWCA and the World YMCA will observe the World Week of Prayer with the theme “Young people transforming power structures for gender equality.” The two organisations have collaborated on this tradition since 1904. To achieve a world in which all young people are inspired and equipped…

Call for Young Women Activists !

We are Looking for Young Women Activists ! Are you a passionate, feminist age 30 and under ? Do you like to undertake challenges for your personal and professional growth? Do you want to contribute to social movements, gender justice and social change ? Do you agree that amplifying young women voices advocating their…

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