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Learning About Sex and Sexuality

By Sahita Pierre-Antoine, YWCA of Haiti  I must have been seven or eight years old when my mother sat me down for the “sex talk”. I started to develop breasts very early so I think it was her way of preparing me for the changes that would soon occur in […]

Put One’s Money Where Ones Mouth Is

By Vanessa Anyoti, YWCA of Tanzania, Programmes Associate World YWCA “We call upon UN Agencies, Governments, Civil Society and the Private Sector to provide financial support for Women, Young Women and Girls and programs; and create safe spaces for the engagement and participation of young women and girls in the […]

Discrimination in the Name of Religion

Written by Andrea Thaxton West Virginia State Capitol at sunset. **Image from: https://www.facebook.com/wvlegislature/timeline  Photo credit:  WV Legislative Photographer Perry Bennett In the land of equal opportunities for all, it seems that “freedom of religion” could soon infringe upon the rights and benefits of others. My home state of West Virginia […]