YWCA USA National Conference Showcases CEO and Future of YW!

June 20, 2013

“What Women Want” was the title of the YWCA National Conference held at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, D.C., from June 5 to 8, and it was an exciting meeting with close to 400 in attendance from forty-six states. Ten World Service Council members were among

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YWCA Sri Lanka

June 19, 2013

Members of the Sri Lanka YWCA help survivors of the Tsunami. Sri Lanka, an island country the size of Ireland, is located about 18 miles (28 kilometers) from the southeastern coast of India. It has a population of about 20 million people. Many Sri Lankan families lost loved ones and all their belongings when a Tsunami …..

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YWCA Sudan

June 18, 2013

Salome is now living in safety with a relative. The YWCA provides school supplies, enabling her to obtain an education. Sudan, in Northern Africa, is larger than Texas, and it is one of the poorest countries in the world. Bordering the Red Sea between Egypt and Eritrea, it has seven other neighboring countries. More than …..

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International Women’s Summit on HIV and AIDS, convened by the World YWCA in Nairobi, Kenya, July 4-7, 2007.

June 17, 2013

Girl loses parents and siblings and test positive for HIV The YWCA, UNAIDS and other partners in the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS discussed, planned, and pledged to answer a CALL TO ACTION: “We commit to create and sustain change for women and girls, particularly those infected and affected by HIVand AIDS. We will achieve change …..

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YWCA Belarus

June 16, 2013

Belarus is about two-thirds the size of Great Britain and it is located in central Europe, bordered by Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia. Part of the former Soviet Union for seven decades, Belarus now has about 70 percent of the country’s 10 millionpeople living and working in industrialized urban centers while the rest are making …..

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YWCA Rwanda – Giving Hope

June 15, 2013

Located in central East Africa, Rwanda is the most densely populated nations in Africa. It is a rural country where 90 percent of the people subsist on agriculture. As a result of the 1994 genocide and effects of HIV/AIDS, Rwanda has about 850, 000 orphans,representing one in four of all children in Rwanda (Rwandan Ministry of …..

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