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Week Without Violence 2021, raising our voices against violence against women

For Week Without Violence 2021, we marked the theme “Intergenerational Action for Gender-Based Violence: Co-Creating the Future.” On ThursdayinBlack, we compiled messages from intergenerational leaders from the YWCA movement to join us and raise their voices against gender-based violence (GBV). We received many impactful messages, from leaders all around the world. […]

“To the young women of my country, I’d like to say that I know it is hard to be a female or a third gender in our country. But don’t let that stop you from believing in yourself.”

Get inspired by stories of change, take action by donating to World YWCA As a young girl, Namrata was raised the same way as her three brothers. The boys in her house didn’t get any preferential treatment. However, as her body began to change after puberty, family and relatives’ perceptions around […]

“My idol is Frida Kahlo, who despite all the difficulties with her health and her husband’s betrayals, remained true to herself and her revolutionary ideals.”

Get inspired by stories of change, take action by donating to World YWCA Renata was introduced to YWCA Belarus when she was 18 by a teacher at her university. Her volunteer journey began with topics of gender equality and advocacy, then grew to include menstrual health, gynaecological violence, intimate partner violence […]

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 […]