By Vanessa Anyoti, YWCA of Tanzania, Programmes Associate World YWCA “We call upon UN Agencies, Governments, Civil Society and the Private Sector to provide financial support for Women, Young Women and Girls and programs; and create safe spaces for the engagement and participation of young women and girls in the […]
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Written by Andrea Thaxton West Virginia State Capitol at sunset. **Image from: https://www.facebook.com/wvlegislature/timeline Photo credit: WV Legislative Photographer Perry Bennett In the land of equal opportunities for all, it seems that “freedom of religion” could soon infringe upon the rights and benefits of others. My home state of West Virginia […]
Last weekend I realised (again) that things never happen how you expect them. I’m a young woman from the YWCA/YMCA of Switzerland and I was a delegate at the European Representative Meeting (ERM) 2012 in Celakovice, Czech Republic. For me it was the first time as a delegate at such […]
What you see: delegates seated at long rows of tables the UN is known for. Each place has a plaque in front of it, identifying the country delegate seated behind it. Each seat has a microphone as well and a set of headphones for simultaneous interpretations but today these delegates […]
Kuena, from the YWCA of Lesotho, was an intern at the World YWCA for the year 2010. She was a member of the YWCA delegation that attended CSW55. Kuena attended a workshop on Gender and rights at CSW55 and shares her thoughts on the matter.