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Month: July 2019

"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 […]

YWCA Goes Global: Lessons From YWCA Of Taiwan

WCA Canada’s Manager of Programs & Projects, Sydney Piggott, was one of 30 young leaders selected for the 2019 Mosaic Taiwan Fellowship – an international diplomacy program for Canadian and American students and young professionals offered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan). Taiwan’s Vibrant Democracy From […]

"The World YWCA doesn’t just care about women’s rights, but they are actively working towards female equality around the world every day.

My Internship At The World YWCA

first decided to study in Geneva way back in November of 2017. Back then, I had no idea what I was in for. Studying abroad was something that I had always dreamed of doing, and the opportunities that were offered through this program seemed too good to be true – […]

Staff Spotlight: Talisa Avanthay

Meet Talisa Avanthay, Communications Assistant Talisa joined the World YWCA in 2019 with experience of bringing effective communication systems into the development world. Passionate about defending freedom of speech and information, gender equality and the fight against early and forced child marriage, she is keen to stand up for the […]