Nominations for the Mary Robinson Awards still open! Deadline April 30, 2015. MRA recognises examples of young women’s human rights activism as well as YWCAs that support and promote young women’s leadership in the area of human rights.
For more information: http://www.worldywcacouncil.org/Programme/Mary-Robinson-Award
Missing all incredible World YWCA women, including these three brave sisters from Palestine ❤️ We enjoyed a truly intergenerational #CSW59 - sharing stories and thoughts on the Middle East and Laurie's recent life-changing trip to YWCA Palestine.
Mensaje desde Y.W.C.A Colombia
YWCA tiene un modelo global para el cambio. Crear espacios seguros para mujeres y niñas. Su fin principalmente es: trabajar por un mundo en el que los derechos humanos de las mujeres, jóvenes y niñas sean protegidos, respetados y ejercidos.
"Failure to engage the next generation will mean the torch will not be passed on." Open Letter to Senior Women at the UN Commission on the Status of Women by Kimberley Kilgour, YWCA of New Zealand. #CSW59
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The 59th annual session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) (#CSW59) concluded on Friday 20, March, 2015 with an agreement by UN Member States on steps to boost its efforts to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Photo credit: UN Women/Ryan Brown
Let's continue to step up the efforts to fight Ebola in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Contact tracing is sensitive and communities still live with stigma. Africa must step up its biomedical research capacity and strengthen health systems. As with any health crisis, women bear the most brunt and are least resourced. I value the little contribution am giving to this global effort as a member of the Advisory Group to WHO Director- General on Ebola.
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