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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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Join Us for the Breathe Day of Prayer!

Join Us for the Breathe Day of Prayer!

We’re excited to partner with YMCA Breathe for their first 24 hour day of prayer of 2017! You are invited to join us for this special event on Tuesday, 14th March 2017 in the YWCA Residence located at 64 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2. What is a 24 Hour Day

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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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Volunteer Opportunity! National Treasurer

Volunteer Opportunity! National Treasurer

Working as a member of the YWCA Ireland national board the Treasurer will be responsible for the oversight of YWCA Ireland’s finances, including the Association’s investments and property portfolio. The ideal candidate will be passionate about YWCA Ireland’s vision, mission and values and have previous experience of managing financial accounts for

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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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Christmas Greetings

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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