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World YWCA opens call for 2018 internship programme

Passionate about women’s rights and global change? Apply for a one-year or short term-internship with the World YWCA in Geneva. Every year, the World YWCA offers two or more one-year internships and two short-term internships for young women from the movement. The internships provide unique opportunities for young women from our movement to…

Challenging Gender Bias…One Step at a Time

  Growing up in Palestine has always had its difficulties. My country has been colonized for 69 years, but that’s not the only problem. As a young woman, I am also surrounded by patriarchy. These challenges have shaped my past and continue to shape my present. As important as it is to acknowledge…

Meet the Young women’s Global Advisory Council!

Click this image to meet the Young Women’s Task Force We are so excited to announce these dynamic and phenomenal young women who are part of the Young women’s Global Advisory  Council! The key objective of this Young Women’s Global Advisory Council is to give counsel on the way forward to achieving Goal 2035…

Meet the Young women’s Global Advisory Council!

We are so excited to announce these dynamic and phenomenal young women who are part of the Young women’s Global Advisory  Council! The key objective of this Young Women’s Global Advisory Council is to give counsel on the way forward to achieving Goal 2035 of: By 2035, 100 million young women and girls transform…

World YWCA Day 2017 Toolkit is now available!

  Every year on April 24, YWCAs around the world celebrate World YWCA Day. It’s a day to observe our common membership and achievements in a movement that advances the human rights and leadership of women, young women and girls. It’s a time to recognize our movement’s efforts in creating positive change for…

Denouncing the shrinking space space for women’s rights organizations

During the 61’st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), the World YWCA joined the WRC Caucus and denounced the shrinking space for feminist and women’s rights organizations at CSW and across the globe. Read the media statement here: Feminist persistence pays off at UN Commission Status of Women, but challenges loom large in the…

Digital toolkit for CSW61

This toolkit includes hashtags, memes and inspiration for social media posts for the 61’st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61). Download it HERE

Child early and forced marriage (CEFM) Fact Sheet

More than 700 million women alive today were married before their 18th birthday. One in three, approximately 250 million, were married before the age of 15. Child marriage has a devastating impact on women and girls’ personal development, future opportunities, economic empowerment, education, health and well-being. Child marriage has serious consequences for the…

Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) Fact Sheet

SRHR for women, young women and girls is one of the priority focus areas for the World YWCA. Access to information on sexual and reproductive health, rights and services enables women and young women to make decisions about their bodies and claim their rights. Every human being has a fundamental right to access…

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