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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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)

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