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How YWCAs are Responding to COVID-19-3

How YWCAs are Responding to COVID-19

The YWCA is a global movement of leaders. YWCA leaders are women of all ages. They are problem solvers, care takers, agents of change, and supporters in their communities and families, both formally and informally. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we know women carry an even heavier load, tending to the […]

Danai from Zimbabwe tell us why Zimbabwe Needs an Attitude Change on Gender

Zimbabwe Needs An Attitude Change On Gender

In an article by BBC World News published on the 5th of March 2020, it was reported that according to a United Nations (UN) Report on ‘Gender and Social Norms’, which analysed biases in areas such as politics and education in 75 countries, Zimbabwe has the highest amount of bias, […]

Honor-Killing: How much longer?

In the Middle Eastern countries, the tragic killing of women by their closest male relatives are repeated. In Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Pakistan, Iran, Egypt, and  others, news of the killing of women for the motive of “washing off the shame” is rarely heard; yet hardly any of […]

"In feminist approaches and theory, to have an intersectional approach and awareness has become important to fully understand the complexity of power structures and the relations between them."

A More Inclusive Movement

By 2035 100 million young women and girls will transform power structures to create justice and inclusiveness for all. In the Preamble of the World YWCA Constitution it says “Its vision is of a fully inclusive world where justice, peace, health, human dignity, freedom and care for the environment are promoted and […]