New York YWCA Student Speaks at UN Women-ECOSOC Youth Forum

June 19, 2014

As the United Nations prepares to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Conference in 2015 and to push for enforcement of its Platform for Action, a major  Youth Forum was held at the UN by UN Women and ECOSOC where eight high school students spoke on critical issues that still need world action. Tiffany …..

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YWCA World delegates to the UN – telling their stories

June 16, 2014

Young women from YWCAs around the world again met and led at the Commission on the Status of Women.  The YWCA World Service Council has given on-going financial support for young women’s leadership development programs, including the World YWCA internship program and advocacy programs such as this. Jill Sen, WSC member and World YWCA representative …..

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YWCA Canada holds 122nd Annual Meeting

June 15, 2014

(Photo: Nyaradazayi Gumbonvanda, World YWCA General Secretary, and YWCA Canada CEO, Paulette Senior, flank keynote speaker Kim Crosby) YWCA Canada holds 122nd Annual Meeting:  The YWCA Hamilton hosted an inspiring 122nd YWCA Canada Annual Meeting on June 6 & 7 with more than 150 Canadian CEOs and Presidents of local associations attending. Special guests were …..

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World Service Council Reception a Great Kick Off to CSW!

March 17, 2014

The World Service Council’s reception for the World YWCA delegates to the 58th Session of the UN’s Commission for the Status of Women was an inspiring and well-attended event with some 80 women from 30 countries represented. World Service Council Chair Connie Tate opened the reception by giving a brief history of the Council, and …..

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Panel Discussion – Sexism and Gender Inequality

March 13, 2014

“Everyday sexism can also escalate to acts of violence against women. Panelist Naheel Bazbazat from the YWCA of Palestine, explained that sexism and violence often go hand in hand in modern Palestine and the many checkpoints surrounding Palestinian cities have only caused this problem to escalate.  This discussion took place in a side event of …..

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YWCA Delegates to Commission on Status of Women

March 11, 2014

Attending a variety of meetings on the first official day of meetings, the YWCA delegates attended also these meetings: NGO CSW Conversation Circle on Human Rights, with Connie Tate and Liz Nash facilitating; To 2015 and Beyond – Putting Girls’ Education at the Heart of the Agenda (UNICEF); Experiences of sexism, media and examples of …..

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Equality for women is progress for all!

March 9, 2014

The World YWCA has issued a statement for the International Women’s Day: “Women across the world still face daily obstacles to their empowerment and constraints to their freedoms. We can speak tirelessly about the existing educational and economic disparities between men and women; the poor representation of women in politics and public life in our …..

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International Women’s Day – UN Commemoration

March 7, 2014

At the UN today, YWCA women were not only in attendance at the celebration of International Women’s Day, but also were among the roster of speakers!  Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and Vice President of the World YWCA, Andrea Nunez, were speakers, along with Mr. Ban Ki-moon,  Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. John …..

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Women at the Forefront of Change: The YWCA One Imperative

March 1, 2014

Mary Douglas, a World Service Council member, is interviewed for the YWCA USA blog on how the One Imperative, “the elimination of racism, wherever it exists and by any means necessary”, was adopted in the YWCA National Convention in 1970. – Continue to YWCA Blog

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