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YW4A Stories of Leadership: Neema’s story

Hello everyone. My name Neema Nyaundi, from Kisii County in Kenya. I come from a patriarchal community (Kisii) in Kenya that records a high prevalence of SGBV cases. According to the National Crime Research Centre (2018), Kisii County reported the highest cases of spousal /intimate partner violence at 92.9%, domestic […]

Casual Sexism is Not a Joke

Understanding it’s Impact Casual or everyday sexism refers to sexism experienced so regularly that it becomes normalised. Casual sexism is often linked to unconscious sexist beliefs we are not even aware of. It is so culturally pervasive that it has become an implicit or subconscious norm. We (men and women alike) […]

Dear 2022

We are hundreds of years past the ‘normal’ We are much late than the pandemic The pandemic which brought a huge stagnant But we speak of much early Much early when ocean levels were constant And skies were blue and clear And clear were the people and their intentions It […]

#BulletAndDove Stories: YWCA Leaders in Ukraine

Read powerful stories from YWCA leaders in Ukraine where the invasion by land, sea, air and cyber attack has put the lives of Ukrainians in great peril. These stories are part of the YWCA’s #BulletAndDove witness accounts from women, young women, and girls fighting for human rights in conflict and […]

Coming Together as a Movement During CSW66

Intergenerational YWCA leaders from across the world came together virtually to engage at the United Nations 66th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66). The events for CSW66 were held in a hybrid format from 14-25 March 2022. Given the ongoing challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic, UN […]

When We Co-create, We Design for Greater and Deeper Impact

Insights from RiseUp! Young women leadership initiative inception period “The Co-creation phase has captured and championed the idea of intergenerational leadership in a beautiful manner, where there is an equal space of discussion for everyone on the team “AGE NO BAR”. This has surely boosted my confidence to be bold and […]