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Women Deliver

Women Deliver brings together various stakeholders to share solutions, create partnerships and drive progress in maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights.

UN Human Rights Council

The HRC offers an opportunity for the World YWCA to advance its work on women’s inter-generational leadership by offering mentorship opportunities to young women; it provides a platform for engaging with other organisations on issues of women’s rights and enables us to sustain country level advocacy actions in line with our on-going work at the global level.

Week Without Violence

Violence against Women affects women around the world and it is deeply rooted in all societies, cultures, traditions and structures. In the struggle for women‘s rights, YWCAs are actively involved in programmes that respond to the needs of survivors of violence and that mobilise communities against violence. Campaigning is one of the ways that YWCAs are working to address gender inequality and VAW. One such campaign is the  YWCA Week Without Violence that takes place in the third week of October each year.

World YWCA Day

World YWCA Day is celebrated annually on April 24 and is an opportunity for YWCAs around the world to commemorate the history of this special movement.

Week of Prayer

For over a century the YWCA and YMCA movements have issued a joint call to pray in the month of November as an important reminder of the spiritual vision that drives their efforts to create a better world for all people.

AIDS Conference

The International AIDS Conference is the most important gathering for the release and discussion of scientific, programmatic and policy developments in the global response to HIV and AIDS.

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

World YWCA Council

The World Council is the legislative authority and governing body of the World YWCA. During the event, representatives the member associations get together and elect the World YWCA Board, determine policies and set priorities for the coming years.