Nirmala is a young woman who currently lives in Nepal. She has an academic background in medical microbiology, is currently specialising in rural development, and works as a Young Women’s coordinator for the YWCA in Nepal. Nirmala became active in the movement in 2013, when she participated in the Rise-Up […]
Tag: Women and Politics
Many people consider Switzerland as being the country that needs no more feminism. The following 10 points show that Switzerland needs to improve and for that we need feminism. I’m sure there would be a 1000 reasons, I just picked 10. Maybe you know more or you have a personal […]
My name is Rose Robert Manumba, I am a lawyer and a Program Coordinator at the YWCA of Tanzania. I had the opportunity to attend the 29th Gender Is My Agenda Campaign (GIMAC) Summit and the 9th AU Pre-Gender Summit at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where the theme was, “Harnessing demographic dividend through […]
by Alexandra Martin, World YWCA Intern and Kent State University student I’ve always needed women in my life. Though, I didn’t always know it and it wasn’t always in the ways I had thought. Of course, as an only child and a female; I need my mother. She’s my number one. […]
By Vanessa Anyoti, YWCA of Tanzania The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) “has great potential to promote and protect human rights in the darkest corners of the world.” – Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General The UPR was established in March 2006 and is a unique process of the Human Rights Council (HRC). The […]
by Rati Muyambo, Gender and Media student at the University of Cape Town As a young woman who is passionate about gender equality and young women’s issues, I had the privilege of attending the first ever Human Rights Council Youth Forum in Geneva. On the 10th of June, youth from all […]
Lillian Barkley, World YWCA Intern This is the first year I will be eligible to vote in a presidential election, and I’m conflicted. I, along with many young feminists, am torn between voting for Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders.