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How YWCAs are Responding to COVID-19-3

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 […]

Danai from Zimbabwe tell us why Zimbabwe Needs an Attitude Change on Gender

Zimbabwe Needs An Attitude Change On Gender

In an article by BBC World News published on the 5th of March 2020, it was reported that according to a United Nations (UN) Report on ‘Gender and Social Norms’, which analysed biases in areas such as politics and education in 75 countries, Zimbabwe has the highest amount of bias, […]

Honor-Killing: How much longer?

In the Middle Eastern countries, the tragic killing of women by their closest male relatives are repeated. In Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Pakistan, Iran, Egypt, and  others, news of the killing of women for the motive of “washing off the shame” is rarely heard; yet hardly any of […]

"In feminist approaches and theory, to have an intersectional approach and awareness has become important to fully understand the complexity of power structures and the relations between them."

A More Inclusive Movement

By 2035 100 million young women and girls will transform power structures to create justice and inclusiveness for all. In the Preamble of the World YWCA Constitution it says “Its vision is of a fully inclusive world where justice, peace, health, human dignity, freedom and care for the environment are promoted and […]

I believe in the power of art for social change. Art as a critical step to facilitate better engagement in decision making process and meaningfully raising the voices of young women.

Spotlight On Jane Lagos Salazar

orn and raised in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Jane Lagos Salazar is a social researcher, a remarkable visual producer and an active volunteer at the YWCA of Honduras. As an active participant in a number of research projects on human rights and public policies, Jane has actively engaged in issues both at community as […]

"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 […]

Amany innovating for change! ✨

Imagine that you have spent your life training to be a free, independent, educated young woman in this world. Imagine that along with that you spent your life dreaming to live with freedom, dignity, safety and pride. Imagine living a life where peace and freedom of movement is still an everyday […]