Archive for March 2016

Applications Open for Peace and Justice Training!

Applications Open for Peace and Justice Training!

YWCA Young Women as Advocates of Peace and Justice Training,  12th  – 15th June 2016! Applications for the YWCA Young Women as Advocates of Peace and Justice training are now being accepted! Are you a young woman interested in deepening your knowledge of gender equality and peace and justice issues?

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IWD 2016: Women in Social Enterprise

IWD 2016: Women in Social Enterprise

About the blogger: Born in Brunei, Bimala (Shrestha) Pokharel’s lives in Nepal and is the inspiration behind the Higher Ground social enterprises.  We are delighted to welcome Bimala as a guest blogger for our International Women’s Day blog series. In this post shares with us her experiences of being a

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IWD 2016: Ireland’s Refugee Situation

IWD 2016: Ireland’s Refugee Situation

About the blogger: Ruth Drennan works as a Contact Lens Optician in Dublin City Centre. She has been on the management committee of the YWCA Residence since 2012 and currently serves as Chair. Ruth is passionate about raising awareness of the refugee situation in Ireland and has many friends who

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IWD 2016: Designed to Soar

IWD 2016: Designed to Soar

About the blogger: Susie Moore is 31 years old and from Donaghadee, Northern Ireland.  She studied education and taught for one year in Bangor and Clough.  In 2007  she flew to Nepal to teach in an international school for 8 months and was privileged to teach there for 8 years.

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President’s Message on International Women’s Day

President’s Message on International Women’s Day

I have always loved the hymn “This little light of mine”. It is so simple – and catchy. Yet to me it is a powerful message that resonates with the purposes of YWCA Ireland and International Women’s Day 2016. In case you haven’t heard it…and so that you are humming it

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IWD 2016: Vessels of Gold and Silver

IWD 2016: Vessels of Gold and Silver

About the Blogger: Andreea Ratiu lives in Sandymount with her husband Cris.  A native Romanian she relocated to Ireland two years ago  and now works as a Legal Assistant for a multinational company. Andreea is passionate about her Christian faith and is an active member of South Hill Evangelical Church in Mount

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Part – Time General Support Worker (Greystones)

Part – Time General Support Worker (Greystones)

Are you personable?  Do you have experience in customer service or in a Christian organisation?   Would you enjoy hospitality and looking after guests’ needs? An opportunity has arisen for the appointment of a live-in General Support Worker at the Young Women’s Christian Association conference and retreat centre in Greystones.  The

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Learning to Lead, Danish Style!

Learning to Lead, Danish Style!

Investing in young women’s leadership has always been a core priority of the YWCA movement. Here in Ireland, YWCA provide opportunities at national level for young women to build their leadership capacity by serving on our national board. Today 50% of our national board is comprised of young women age

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