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World YWCA and YMCA Week of Prayer 2016

World YWCA and YMCA Week of Prayer 2016

This week, the World YWCA and the World YMCA will observe the World Week of Prayer with the theme “Leaving no one Behind.” The two organisations have collaborated on this tradition since 1904. The theme of the 2016 World Week of Prayer is designed to help us reflect on our

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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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Applications Open for EYWCA Study Session!

Applications Open for EYWCA Study Session!

From the 12-15 of December 2016 the European YWCA  will host a Study Session at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg, France, in partnership with the Council of Europe. They are searching for 35 young women, aged 30 or under, to participate in the study session on the theme ’empowering

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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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Applications Open For YWCA Resident Assistant Programme!

The YWCA Ireland Resident Assistant (RA) programme provides an exciting opportunity for 4 women to enhance their work experience, hone their leadership skills and live in a dynamic and inter –cultural environment in our student residence in Dublin city centre while pursuing their education or taking a gap year. The

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Call to Action: TORL Campaign 100 Days of Action

Call to Action: TORL Campaign 100 Days of Action

Join the fight against modern day slavery! To mark the Turn Off the Red Light Campaign 100 Days of Action,  Tearfund Ireland and the Young Women’s Christian Association of Ireland (YWCA Ireland) in cooperation with the Evangelical Alliance of Ireland are calling on our members and supporters  to take action

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Innovista Ireland Leadership Training Opportunity!

Innovista Ireland Leadership Training Opportunity!

Who is it for? The Leading for Life training is for leaders in churches and organisations who want to reach people in their communities. What: Leading for Life provides practical training to help you grow. Insightful teaching and the time to apply it means that you will end the day

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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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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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