Month: March 2016

The ICFP Experience And Tracing Change Back Home

After some rather intense plate tectonic activity, The International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) finally brought the world to Bali’s doors on 25 to 28 January 2016. Gabriela Milla (Young Women’s Christian Association of Honduras) Ramya Jawahar ( International Youth Alliance on Family Planning)

Zero Discrimination Lifestyle

Written By: Yvonne Schüpbach Recently got to know this unbelievable story: Saudi Arabia ordered 74 new Metro trains of the company Siemens (Vienna). The total costs will be 500 million Euros. These trains will officially divide the customers in three different social and sexual classes.

We Have No Other Way But to Fight

Daniela Zelaya, World YWCA Programme Associate (YWCA of Honduras) The whole world and all Hondurans are mourning. The huge wave of violence that threatens the country has claimed one more victim. Berta Caceres, known for her tireless struggle for indigenous peoples and environmental protection, received recognition and became vested with […]

Learning About Sex and Sexuality

By Sahita Pierre-Antoine, YWCA of Haiti  I must have been seven or eight years old when my mother sat me down for the “sex talk”. I started to develop breasts very early so I think it was her way of preparing me for the changes that would soon occur in […]

Put One’s Money Where Ones Mouth Is

By Vanessa Anyoti, YWCA of Tanzania, Programmes Associate World YWCA “We call upon UN Agencies, Governments, Civil Society and the Private Sector to provide financial support for Women, Young Women and Girls and programs; and create safe spaces for the engagement and participation of young women and girls in the […]

Discrimination in the Name of Religion

Written by Andrea Thaxton West Virginia State Capitol at sunset. **Image from: https://www.facebook.com/wvlegislature/timeline  Photo credit:  WV Legislative Photographer Perry Bennett In the land of equal opportunities for all, it seems that “freedom of religion” could soon infringe upon the rights and benefits of others. My home state of West Virginia […]

Comics, Cartoons and Gender Equality

By: Dhivya Shastri, YWCA of Canada By: Agata Hop, Poland (3rd Place) About my comic: The cartoon portrays today’s sad reality in an amusing way. While the man is riding an escalator to success, the woman has to climb the ladder carrying a lot of burden.**

“No nos queda otro camino más que luchar”

Daniela Zelaya, World YWCA Communications & Programme Associate (YWCA of Honduras) El mundo entero y todos los hondureños estamos de luto. La enorme ola de violencia que acecha el país ha cobrado una víctima más. Berta Cáceres, conocida por su incansable lucha a favor de los pueblos indígenas y la […]

Leadership at YWCA Malawi

By Kumilonje Dzabala, YWCA of Malawi When anyone hears the term “woman leader”, the initial thought is always along the lines of president, parliamentarian, or chief of a village…something politically inclined. When challenged to think about women leaders a little more, then more interesting answers come up…mother, church leader, older sister, […]