Our Health

Breaking the Taboo

If someone asked me before the training whether I wanted to deal with the topic of sexual and reproductive health, I would have hesitated to respond, and  would have said in frustration: NO. That’s because it was a bit embarrassing and unnecessary, as we got information on the subject through […]

The little difference and its huge consequences

Women around the world are violated because of the ‘petite différance’ , the little difference. This little difference means: because they are considered to have a vagina and no penis. These little differences cause big consequences, says Alice Schwarzer. In 1975, the German  and feminist journalist Alice Schwarzer published a book […]

For a world free of discrimination

Written by Daniela Zelaya, Communications Associate, World YWCA “When I found out at 14 that I was HIV-positive, I didn’t think I would live to see 18, I am turning 22 this year.” This tweet by Saidy Brown generated thousands of re-tweets. Many praised her courage for speaking publicly about her […]

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 […]

Make Menstrual Products Free!

During my attendance at this year CSW conference, I had an opportunity to attend one of the most exciting trainings on how to make access to lasting feminine hygiene solutions. We were told on how the Days for Girls International was started, and it was such an inspiration. We all […]

Good Practice of Rwanda’s Menstrual Hygiene program

It was a beautiful Tuesday afternoon of July 12th 2016, after nearly a week of attending AU Summit and GIMAC in Kigali Rwanda. I was one among 20 delegates from YWCA Burundi, DRC, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania and Rwanda. We had a privilege to visit YWCA Rwanda’s office and the projects […]

Faith On The Fast Track

The 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa was an inspiring and eye opening experience for me in terms of what it means to be HIV+ in today’s society and what the future may hold in this area. I attended the Interfaith Pre-Conference as well as the main conference […]

Self Care

by Alex Martin, World YWCA Intern It’s Monday, August came to end with the quickness of a four-day-weekend and the urgency of the months to-do-list bites like the cold air you forgot. It’s September again, but I’ve always liked the autumn. It feels less obligatory then the rest. There is […]

The ICFP Experience And Tracing Change Back Home

After some rather intense plate tectonic activity, The International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) finally brought the world to Bali’s doors on 25 to 28 January 2016. Gabriela Milla (Young Women’s Christian Association of Honduras) Ramya Jawahar ( International Youth Alliance on Family Planning)