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President’s Message on International Women’s Day

President’s Message on International Women’s Day

Several years ago, I was struggling with feelings of not being heard and not feeling confident in claiming my voice in various areas of my life. It was a frustrating feeling and often left me feeling deflated and defeated.  On sharing these feelings, I was given a piece of advice

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2016 In Review

2016 In Review

As we reflect on the progress and achievements made in 2016 we give thanks to God for His provision and guidance. We are pleased to share with you just some of the highlights of the last 12 months! January – Four of our national board members travel to Copenhagen to participate

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The Istanbul Convention

Combatting Violence against Women by Clare Coulter The National Women’s Council Observatory on Violence against Women hosted an information forum on the Istanbul Convention as part of the 16 days of activism against gender based violence in December 2016. The forum highlighted the need for future reform, especially in the

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Women’s Right’s and CEDAW

Women’s Right’s and CEDAW

On Thursday 6th October, YWCA Ireland participated in a National Women’s Council of Ireland seminar on Women’s Rights and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Adopted by the United Nations in 1979, CEDAW is often referred to as the international bill of rights

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Summer Fun! YWCA Coolnagreina Youth Drop In

Summer Fun! YWCA Coolnagreina Youth Drop In

Young people from all over Greystones came out this week to join in the fun and fellowship at Coolnagreina Summer Drop-In.  Local youth leaders from the Church of Nazarene (Mark Murray) and Hillside Community Church (Jen Barrington) joined forces with the Coolnagreina staff (Jonathan Ellis, Clare Williams, Jessie Fabling and

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Reflections on the Dochas 2016 Annual Conference

Reflections on the Dochas 2016 Annual Conference

On Thursday 5th May, the Dochas AGM took place in the Croke Park conference centre and it was with great excitement that the YWCA of Ireland attended to hear Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, General Secretary of the World YWCA, speak to the assembled audience of leaders and staff of the Irish global development

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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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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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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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