on abril 24, 2015 19:54
Friends and colleagues The whole day today I have been so immersed in the World YWCA celebrations. As Chief Executive/General Secretary, I gave a deep sigh of gratitude for the honour to serve this organisation with its 25 million reach to women and girls in 120 countries. AND much more so for the amazing women of all ages and in our diversities that I serve this organisation with. I gave another sigh, as my mind drifted to the hundreds and thousands of volunteers and friends of our movement, those current and past who have served on the Board, those who give their time, talent and treasures with such generosity. Those of you who sign petitions, teach classes at our schools, prepare feminist bible study materials, speak to policy makers and donors; and those who gathered today to celebrate the World YWCA Day across our 22,000 local associations. The 2015 theme is "Celebrating Our Work and Envisioning 2035". Its about bold and transformative leadership, with young women and girls at the centre. All I can say, is blessings, blessings, and blessings to all who dare to fight for equality, justice and dignity for all. Happy World YWCA Day. #WYD15 #Envision2035 Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda General Secretary.