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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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#PressforProgress on International Women’s Day

#PressforProgress on International Women’s Day

***Trigger warning. This article discusses violence against women and girls***   International Women’s Day (IWD) takes place around the world each year on March 8th. The day presents the opportunity to celebrate the many advancements towards gender equality and women’s rights while also shining a light on the ongoing discrimination

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Want to volunteer and live in YWCA Dublin?

Want to volunteer and live in YWCA Dublin?

The YWCA in Dublin city centre is now inviting applications to become a volunteer on its two Resident Assistant programmes. The Summer Programme has 4 places with accommodation and food for the months of July and August 2018. The longer term Resident Assistant programme runs from September 2018 to the

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We are recruiting a Deputy General Secretary

We are recruiting a Deputy General Secretary

Deputy General Secretary (Part – Time)  The Deputy General Secretary will work closely with the YWCA Ireland national board and General Secretary. Reporting to the General Secretary the post holder will be responsible for oversight of all aspects of YWCA Ireland’s business development, property management and financial reporting. This is

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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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YMCA YWCA M Power Project Jobs

YMCA YWCA M Power Project Jobs

  YMCA Ireland requires the following staff to deliver the M-Power Personal Development/Citizenship/Community Relations youth work project over the next 4 years. The project is aimed at young people aged 14-24. The programme will be delivered over 7 YMCA Locations including Londonderry, Belfast, Larne/Carrick, North Down, Lisburn, Lurgan/Portadown, Newcastle and

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A YWCA Ireland Position: Prostitution

A YWCA Ireland Position: Prostitution

Position Summary (Download the full position paper here: PositionPaperProstitution OCT2017) “Prostitution and trafficking in human beings for sexual exploitation disproportionately affects women and girls”.[1]  YWCA Ireland affirms the view that prostitution is violence against women and constitutes a fundamental violation of human rights. There is evidence to show that the majority of

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YWCA Job Opportunities in Dublin City

YWCA Job Opportunities in Dublin City

Development and Operations Manager (Maternity Leave Cover)  The Development and Operations Manager will manage the day to day operations of the YWCA Residence ensuring that it is managed cost effectively and to a high standard, meeting the needs of our service users and contributing directly to the strategic focus of

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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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