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Month: February 2017

Change Starts With Us!

By Sahita Pierre-Antoine Over the summer, I had the opportunity to interview Islindy, a Board Member of the local chapter of the YWCA here in Haiti. Although she grew up in the States, Islindy has been involved with YWCA-Haiti for quite some time. She spent this past summer in Haiti […]

The Stigma Around Caring for Your Mental Health

Written by Andrea Thaxton Overwhelmed.  Stressed.  Depressed.  Burned-out.  Giving up.  Throwing in the towel.  These are all terms people frequently use to describe their lives or how they are feeling.  For some people, this may be a more frequent occurrence than others.  They are all interconnected to one very prominent […]

Creating a New Me

My Name is Mekdelawit Desta and I am a volunteer at the YWCA in Ethiopia. I was given the incredible opportunity to participate in the youth training organised through the World YWCA which had been prepared for the pre-African Union Summit.  Here is a brief summary of my thoughts about the […]

Expanding My Horizons through AU

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 […]

For the Girls Who Write as Well as the Boys

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. […]