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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…

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…

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