Archived Features

Joining our Foremothers on the Lincoln Memorial Steps

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Link to original post: By Desiree Hoffman Director of Advocacy, YWCA USA “We Demand an End to Bias Now!” was inscribed in big letters on the March on Washington rally sign that Bernice Cosey-Pulley, now 86, carried in 1963. She still has two

The March Continues

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The YWCA’s march for justice is long — We were there in the beginning: In 1915 when the YWCA organized the first interracial conference ever held in the South at Louisville, KY.

YWCA Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 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 … Read More

YWCA Sudan

Tuesday, 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 … Read More

YWCA Belarus

Sunday, 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 … Read More

YWCA Rwanda – Giving Hope

Saturday, 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 … Read More

The Salahs Welcome Foreign Visitors

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

It was a beautiful Saturday in May when I joined Doris and Rima Salah, longtime and well-known members of our YWCA World Service Council, for a one-day visit with two foreign guests at their apartment overlooking the United Nations. The visitors were Najla Jabnoun, a lawyer and professor from Tunisia, and Walaa Hassan, an NGO … Read More