Month: March 2019

"I was privileged enough to attend the 40th session of the Human Rights Council, but many young women are not, and the spaces that are not being occupied by young women, are being occupied by others."

I Am Here But Many Young Women Are Not

“We need to integrate young women’s perspectives into decision-making processes, requiring their active participation as implementers, and not just recipients.” This declaration by Tamara Mawhinney, the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Canada to the UN, at the 40th session of the Human Rights Council, at a side event […]

Bella Innovating For Change! ✨

Imagine the difference a young woman can make in society when she proactively takes a stand against a human rights violation like female genital mutilation (FGM). Young women who advocate for sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) transform their lives and the lives of others, by challenging harmful, social and […]

Vanessa Innovating For Change! ✨

Imagine the difference a young woman makes when she has the opportunity for a transformative leadership journey using, her unique talents to building her confidence and leadership. For 2016 World YWCA intern Vanessa from Tanzania, the support of women and young women was invaluable for her to realize her vision […]