Tag: Gender Equality

Spotlight on Nirmala Gurung

Nirmala is a young woman who currently lives in Nepal. She has an academic background in medical microbiology, is currently specialising in rural development, and works as a Young Women’s coordinator for the YWCA in Nepal. Nirmala became active in the movement in 2013, when she participated in the Rise-Up […]

The little difference and its huge consequences

Women around the world are violated because of the ‘petite différance’ , the little difference. This little difference means: because they are considered to have a vagina and no penis. These little differences cause big consequences, says Alice Schwarzer. In 1975, the German  and feminist journalist Alice Schwarzer published a book […]

Expanding My Horizons through AU

My name is Rose Robert Manumba, I am a lawyer and a Program Coordinator at the YWCA of Tanzania. I had the opportunity to attend the 29th Gender Is My Agenda Campaign (GIMAC) Summit and the 9th AU Pre-Gender Summit at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where the theme was, “Harnessing demographic dividend through […]

Make Menstrual Products Free!

During my attendance at this year CSW conference, I had an opportunity to attend one of the most exciting trainings on how to make access to lasting feminine hygiene solutions. We were told on how the Days for Girls International was started, and it was such an inspiration. We all […]

Good Practice of Rwanda’s Menstrual Hygiene program

It was a beautiful Tuesday afternoon of July 12th 2016, after nearly a week of attending AU Summit and GIMAC in Kigali Rwanda. I was one among 20 delegates from YWCA Burundi, DRC, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania and Rwanda. We had a privilege to visit YWCA Rwanda’s office and the projects […]

The YWCA empowering me

By Marie-Nour Rattel, YWCA of Lebanon So I was asked to talk about something I learned from the YWCA, and I couldn’t find a thing, simply because the YWCA is one of the major things that contributed in building my character, just by showing women that they can. They can what? […]

What if I my rights are violated?

By Vanessa Anyoti, YWCA of Tanzania The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) “has great potential to promote and protect human rights in the darkest corners of the world.” – Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General The UPR was established in March 2006 and is a unique process of the Human Rights Council (HRC). The […]

We Are Here to Claim Our Space

by Rati Muyambo, Gender and Media student at the University of Cape Town As a young woman who is passionate about gender equality and young women’s issues, I had the privilege of attending the first ever Human Rights Council Youth Forum in Geneva. On the 10th of June, youth from all […]

Zero Discrimination Lifestyle

Written By: Yvonne Schüpbach Recently got to know this unbelievable story: Saudi Arabia ordered 74 new Metro trains of the company Siemens (Vienna). The total costs will be 500 million Euros. These trains will officially divide the customers in three different social and sexual classes.