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Supporting Young Women Leaders in Ukraine

Supporting Young Women Leaders in Ukraine

Sisterhood and partnership have been important values of the YWCA movement since its founding in the 1800’s. The YWCA story is one of women working together intentionally across international, economic, racial and social boundaries to make their communities better, safer places for women and girls. As our work in Ireland

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Day 5: What’s Next?

Day 5: What’s Next?

Throughout this conference, women from all over the world came together to discuss the issue of women on the move. Every short lecture, every activity, and even break-time and lunch discussions added to the atmosphere of positive change surrounding this issue. Each person brought a perspective, their voice to share,

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Dancing and Discussions!

Dancing and Discussions!

Bethany Barr reports on Day 4 of the European YWCA Study Session in Budapest  Today was another great day, filled with activities, knowledge building and character defining moments. We have been very thankful to the European Youth Centre for the wonderful hospitality they have displayed in hosting us here and

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Digging Deeper

Digging Deeper

Brittany Steckel reflects on Day 3 of the European YWCA Study Session  Can you understand someone or their needs until you step into their shoes? This has been but one emphasis during the study session. There have been some brief informational sessions as well as longer interactive sessions to help

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Day 2: Meatless Monday

Day 2: Meatless Monday

This morning we woke up full of excitement for our first full day of the European YWCA Study Session at the Council of Europe in Budapest. After breakfast we joined some of the participants for morning devotions where we sang Psalms in English and in Latin before praying over the

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Day 1: Budapest Bound!

Day 1: Budapest Bound!

Wow what a first day! Today we embarked on our trip to Budapest for the 2018 Study Session with the European YWCA and the Youth Department of the Council of Europe. The topic? Leading Change for Young Women Migrants and Refugee Rights Across Europe. This is obviously a very current

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16 Days of Action Against Gender Based Violence

16 Days of Action Against Gender Based Violence

Bethany Barr, YWCA Dublin Resident Assistant, reflects on her participation in the 16 Days of Action against Gender Based Violence. Over the course of one week in December, I attended not one, but two events relating to violence against women in conjunction with the 16 days of activism against gender

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More Young Women in the Board Room Please!

More Young Women in the Board Room Please!

Young women’s leadership has been at the heart of the YWCA movement since its fruition more than a century ago. With more than 50% of YWCA Ireland’s governing board members aged 35 or under,  the association has proven that young women want to lead, that young women can lead and

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YWCA of Armenia – Women for a Better Future!

YWCA of Armenia – Women for a Better Future!

During a recent trip to the Caucasus, I accepted an invite to visit the Armenian YWCA in Noyemberyan. The welcome was warm and I was honoured to have the opportunity to reconnect with YWCA sisters, deepen my knowledge and be inspired and challenged by their work.  Although my time there

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World Congress on Women’s Mental Health

Recently, Zainab Ashraf attended the World Congress on Women’s Mental Health on behalf of YWCA Ireland. Below are her reflections on her experience: I was fortunate enough to come across information online about the 7th World Congress for the International Association of Women’s Mental Health (IAWMH). The association comes together

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