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#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…

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…

Information for YWCAs on COVID-19

Given the rapid and continued evolving situation of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), we want to emphasize the message shared in the last internal newsletter and share more information in one place that addresses multiple implications of the pandemic. General Information The World Health Organization (WHO) is constantly updating information here as more is learned about…

DFAT-Funded Leadership Initiative Riseup! Making Young Women Leadership a Reality

As the World YWCA continues its journey to Goal 2035 of “100 million young women and girls transforming power structures to create justice, gender equality and a world without violence”, we look to key levers for young women to harness their capacity for leadership and advocacy. One such mechanism centered on the leadership…

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) of Rise Up!: Progress Updates

The World YWCA model for leadership & advocacy known as Rise Up! supports young women and their allies to build individual and collective capabilities to affect change in their communities and provide the platform for young women to connect and mobilise. Naomi Woyengu, our regional coordinator, gives you an overview on the process…

Meet Mira Rizeq our New President

    Dear Sisters from YWCA’s all around the world Dear Deborah and Casey Dear Staff and Volunteers,       I am honored to stand here today as the newly elected President of the World YWCA for the next quadrennium, and I say thank you, thank you so much for each and…

Week Without Violence Toolkit 2019 is now available!

Gender based violence comes in many forms and undermines the health, dignity, security and autonomy of its victims. Yet, it remains shrouded in a culture of silence. Violence against women and girls particularly, is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world! It knows no social, economic or national boundaries….

Exciting opportunity: Young Women Leadership Cohort 2019!

    The World YWCA is pleased to announce the Young Women Leadership Cohort 2019. As a young women leadership initiative, the Leadership Cohort will provide opportunity for two (2) or more young women from the YWCA movement to experience the international community-building, work and reach of the World YWCA. The cohort programme…

Japanese students bring message of peace, nuclear disarmament, and hope to the World YWCA

  The World YWCA had the honour to welcome a vibrant delegation of 23 young peace messengers from Japan that travelled to Geneva to advocate for the elimination of nuclear weapons and strengthen the ties of international solidarity and cooperation for a peaceful world. The peace messengers, also known as the “Youth Communicators”…

The World YWCA joins Swiss “purple wave” for gender equality

On Friday 14 June 2019, the World YWCA joined a “purple wave” of hundreds of thousands of women across Switzerland that took the streets to demand gender equality in all spheres of life and work. Specific demands included a higher pay, greater equality and more respect, protesting that one of the world’s wealthiest…

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