Among many global events I have participated in over the past several years, the Global Youth Summit was one of the most memorable because I met millions of highly motivated young people all around the world. The participants had very diverse backgrounds, but had two things in common: we are […]
Raising my voice at CSW65 to advocate for women’s participation and decision-making in public life and calling to end violence against all women and girls
“I firmly believe that we should stand in solidarity to achieve diversity, inclusion, feminist movements and much more, rather than stepping away.” I’m Kosalina Vignarajah and it brings me great joy to introduce myself as a young woman leader from YWCA of Sri Lanka. Growing up, I have had to […]
In November of 2020, more than 500 hundred of the most influential and progressive female leaders of the World YWCA movement came together in Johannesburg, South Africa, to discuss the work and future plans during the World Council. YWCA of Armenia was represented by us, Aida and Ashkhen. It was […]
On April 24, 2021, YWCAs from all around the world joined the World YWCA to celebrate World YWCA Day virtually, by paying their tributes, gratitude and thank yous to the YWCA leaders past and present. Through digital engagement, YWCAs and leaders of the movement shared powerful stories of inspiration, motivation […]
Use your privilege for the greater good – become an activist. What I learned from participating at Commission on the Status of Women 65 (CSW65).
What are your privileges? From which position do you see the world? How do you see the world? What are the advantages and disadvantages of being you? Women face many problems worldwide and even if our living conditions are very different, we share many experiences. I have not been […]
Read the original article in Spanish. Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, girls and women in Honduras were confronted with multiple systems of oppression (sexism, classism, racism and other forms of social injustice). The coronavirus (COVID-19) exacerbates these prevailing inequalities, as measures to contain the virus focus on mobility restrictions, neighborhood […]
Every year on April 24, YWCAs around the world celebrate World YWCA Day. For 160 years, YWCA leaders and pioneers have taken action in communities to make human rights a reality. In 2020, YWCA has been building strong, powerful and humble advocates and fighters who have supported those around and promoted sisterhood every […]
Highlights of World YWCA at CSW65 The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the largest global gathering of gender justice activists worldwide. This year the event was held virtually, from March 15-26, with two virtual programmes operating simultaneously at the CSW and NGO CSW platforms. NGO CSW hosted […]
This #InternationalWomensDay2021, World YWCA Invites All to Sign a Pledge to Support LGBTIQ Women and Marginalised Genders!
This International Women’s Day, World YWCA invites you to sign a pledge to support LGBTIQ women and marginalised genders. At World YWCA, we stand for inclusion and safety of LGBTIQ people. We know that women and people of marginalised genders and sexualities share commonality of oppression by patriarchy, with the added […]
Looking back my school days, who could imagine that I would show leadership in my community? My mental health dipped significantly at junior high school and high school since I found it difficult to build good relationships with my classmates. It was not only in school that I felt uncomfortable, […]