Around 830 women die every day because of childbirths that go wrong. For every woman who dies, 20 to 30 more women incur long-term health consequences. #MaternalHealth
99% of these health problems occur in the developing world. The vast majority could be avoided if basic resources were made available and skilled health providers were more common.
When Zubaida Bai explored this problem, she realized that the latter part was, theoretically, an easy fix and created an amazing biodegradable clean birth kit called Janma that sells for $2 to $5 USD, improving maternal health outcomes and saving millions of lives. Global Citizen
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research is pleased to announce the launch of a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the 2030 Agenda and its related Sustainable Development Goals: “Introduction to the 2030 Agenda: A New Agenda for a Sustainable World”
This free of charge, self-paced course is open to everyone interested to learn more about the meaning and principles of the 2030 Agenda, Sustainable Development Goals and understand how the implementation could be financed and why it is important to monitor and review progress.
For more details and how to register please visit: http://bit.ly/2030Agenda
This week the World Office received special visitors including our President Deborah Thomas and members of the Nominations Committee Younghee Won, Lynne Kent and Roselyn Dundas. Like we do on every #ThursdaysInBlack, they joined the campaign and stood in solidarity with women who suffer at the hands of their abusers. Join us in saying #noXcuses to any form of violence!
April 28 is International #GirlsinICT Day. It’s a day to share the power of technology and encourage girls and young women to consider studies and careers in information and communications technology (ICT).
Today we joined the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), its member states and other partners in encouraging more young women and girls to consider studies and careers in ICT.
ICT is critical to empower young women and girls, so let’s collaborate to increase awareness, training and opportunities in this important field.
Sophia Pierre Antoine, World YWCA Programme Associate and Hendrica Okondo, World YWCA Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Global Programme Manager are currently in Cameroon: Productive work session with the young women of YWCA of Cameroon identifying the needs of adolescent girls and yw in terms of sexual and reproductive health in the Extreme North and East regions.
Greetings from Finland!
What a memorable weekend! On Sunday – on the World YWCA Day – we celebrated our 120 years of journey in Finland. The day started at Temppeliaukio Church (The Rock Church) and continued at Helka House, the base and resource of the National YWCA of Finland.
PS: If you’re interest to learn something about our history: http://www.ywca.fi/486-the-history-of-the-ywca-of-finland
Photos: Sakari Röyskö and Ilona Yrjölä
#YWCAfinland #NNKY120 #WYD2016
YWCA Argentina (A.C.F.) had an intergenerational World YWCA Day (#WYD16) celebration, reflecting on how can we create a more inclusive world, working toward the same common goal that “by 2035, 100 million young women and girls will transform power structures to create justice, gender equality and a world without violence and war; leading a sustainable YWCA movement, inclusive of all women.”
Staff members of World YWCA shared a message during the celebration with community and members in Rosario, Argentina.
“Like the branches on a tree, we grow, young and old. We reach for the sun and break new ground. Our roots, our history, and our resources, stretch deep, as our legacy of 160 years provides a foundation for the future. We are beautiful. We are resilient. We are strong. We are the YWCA."
Sunday 24th April was World YWCA Day. This Saturday, April 30, we will be celebrating in solidarity our friends from across the world at our YWCA Adelaide Round the World Breakfast at the The Jade.
Please join us at this relaxed and fun event! Includes a delicious breakfast and local and international speakers. To get you inspired, please enjoy this simply beautiful video of the global YWCA movement, celebrating 160 years. https://vimeo.com/158642865
In Taiwan several local YWCAs celebrated the World YWCA Day with a breakfast under this year's theme “Creating a more Inclusive World”. In addition, some held sermon, keynote speeches, had training programs, or activities benefiting children and families in need. YWCA of Taiwan 中華民國基督教女青年會協會
It has been amazing to follow everyone's posts on social media for World YWCA Day! We are continuing the celebrations with a google hangout this afternoon 3pm CET. Watch live here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dmntIAoJDA