Mira Rizeq, General Secretary of the YWCA of Palestine, was invited to the World Council of Churches to present their advocacy project "Fabric of Our Lives" as part of the Nakba Exhibition. Click here to read more.
Today is Universal Health Coverage Day! - "Universal Health Coverage secures health and well being for women and girls everywhere." - Ms. Gumbonzvanda, World YWCA General Secretary Click here & get involved http://ow.ly/FIFMD
December 12, the first ever Universal Health Coverage Day will be launched led by The Rockefeller Foundation calling for universal health coverage to be a cornerstone of the sustainable development agenda and a priority for all nations. Click here & get involved http://ow.ly/FIFMD
Today is Human Rights Day - a celebration of the United Nations' adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The World YWCA was one of the first organisations to bring women’s human rights onto the United Nations agenda. In 1948, the World YWCA prepared and presented to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, information gathered from member associations around the world. The World YWCA continues to reaffirm the importance of the full and equal enjoyment of human rights by women and girls.
To mark the Universal Health Coverage Day the World YWCA is hosting a special tray lunch event in Geneva, Switzerland this Friday 12th December from 12:00-14:00 at the Geneva Press Club. Hope to see you there! #healthforall
Together with the World YWCA, #WCC and Ernestina, who experienced violence when at 12 years of age her family attempted to force her into a marriage, we say: There are #NoXcuses for violence against women and girls, and there are no excuses for ignoring it!
On 12 December 2012, the United Nations unanimously endorsed universal health coverage. Join us this 12 December for the first-ever Universal Health Coverage Day to celebrate progress and hold leaders accountable. Click here to download the toolkit: http://ow.ly/FBzv4
#WCC #16Days #NoXcuses: Ernestina tells how she was beaten and locked up because she did not want to get married when she was just 12 years old. Together with Ernestina and the World YWCA, who recorded this video, we say: There are NoXcuses for violence against women and girls, and there are no excuses for ignoring it!
The Young Women's Christian Association is dedicated to ending violence in Samoa. We support and encourage our youth to join us in spreading awareness of the '16 ways to end violence against women and girls'. We are hopeful for the future and look forward to a violence FREE Samoa! Digicel Samoa World YWCA
Dear Sisters and Friends
As typhoon Hagupit sweeps through the Phillipines, lets remember our YWCA sisters and their families. I have been in communication with the YWCA Phillipines General Secretary, Neriza Leonardo-Llena in the last 24 hours. They are safe for now, worried though and doing all they can to prepare and respond to the situation. She will continue to update us, where possible.
In prayers with our brothers and sisters in the Phillipines.
#WCC #16Days #NoXcuses: As long as victims of sexual violence hear comments like "you must have given him the wrong signals", perpetrators will feel they have the right to do what they do. Together with Maja and the World YWCA we say: There are no excuses for violence against women! There are no excuses for ignoring it!