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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…

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,…

Resources for YWCAs to Work on COVID-19 in Communities

During the COVID-19 outbreak, many women and young women remain on the frontlines of home, family and community care. These women also face important barriers when it comes to seeking and accessing help. We’ve created this content with advocacy specialist Tina Bouffet to help them access the information and the support that they need, whether…

Meet the Newly elected World YWCA Board!

Earlier this year, we introduced all the candidates that stood up for the World YWCA board. The elections for the World YWCA Board held at the World Council were a reminder of how the movement believes in the power of young women at decision making positions. The new World Board was selected with…

Road to World Council 2019

From the 17th to 22nd of November, the 29th World YWCA Council will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa at the Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Center. The YWCA engages with millions of women, young women, and girls worldwide to achieve gender equality through an intersectional feminist movement. The World YWCA Council…

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…

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 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,…

More than 100 YWCA Women RiseUp during CSW62

Last month, it was fantastic to have 100 YWCA delegates from more than 20 different countries join forces to raise their diverse voices at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). More than 40% of all the delegates were young women. The CSW is one of the most important intergovernmental bodies dedicated…

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