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What does peace mean to me?

I am Mary Fatiya from the YWCA of South Sudan. As part of a project supported by Y-Global, I had the opportunity to participate in activities during Geneva Peace Week and speak on a panel during a side event  organised by World YWCA about the role of youth in preventing […]

The Power of Diversity in Conflict Resolution!

My name is Winifred and I am from Nigeria. I was fortunate enough to be chosen as the short-term intern at the World YWCA  in Geneva.  I have been privileged to witness this year’s Geneva Peace Week  as I completed my two week internship. Wow!!! It has been a really […]

Self-affirmation journey

 I have been a feminist all my life. I wasn’t aware of it until I was reaching my twenties and when I started to become more passionate and active about the topic. Daniela Zelaya I started with these wonderful words of my colleague, sister and friend, the talented Dani Z, as […]

Girl Power!

Women’s empowerment is key in the society. However, many are against it, and different cultures hinder it. Consequently, women are put in a box of predetermined social roles that has turned out to be bondage to many of them. Some young women and girls accept these, while other choose to […]

Feminist Myths We Must Get Rid Of!

Feminist. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear that word? Man-hating? Hairy? Unhygienic? Angry? Although one out of a bunch of feminists could be any of the aforementioned descriptors, it has nothing to do with the fact that they want to be treated equally as […]

From Bamako to International Geneva

A coffee in my hand from the cafeteria of the press club at the United Nations was my morning routine for 3 weeks during the 35thsession ofthe Human Rights Council (HRC). I enjoyed accessing the United Nations Office from the side where flags of member states are displayed and I […]

The Amazing, Bold, and Transformed Me

I am an amazing woman, full of love and purpose, and confident about whom I am I came to this world on a journey and an adventure of self-discovery and actualization I have been unable to see, but my eyes can now view what awesomeness is in me I now […]

Spoken Word on Breaking Barriers

Two facts shape my identity: I am Palestinian, and a young woman living in a society dominated by Patriarchy. For Palestinians, struggle is a reality and part of every day life. The Israeli occupation, which has reached 69 years of existence, imposes many obstacles and violates our rights, especially the right […]

Driving Transformative change

One of my favourite quotes is by Eleanor Roosevelt: “…..tho the responsibility seems great, I’ll just do my best and trust in God.” For those of you who aren’t familiar with her, Eleanor was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States. She spent 16 years in the White House […]