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Reflections on the 16 Days of Action

Reflections on the 16 Days of Action

By Anne Baenziger “Violence against women remains one of the most tolerated violations of human rights.” –Phumzile Mlambo (Director of UN Women) I am a 20-something from a small mid-western American town living in Dublin and if I’m honest, 16 days ago, I didn’t know much about violence against women

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YMCA Dublin Christmas Tree Sale

YMCA Dublin Christmas Tree Sale

YMCA’s Annual Christmas Tree Sale takes place at YMCA Sandymount, Claremont Road from Friday 27th November and opens every day throughout the month of December. Raising much-needed funds for YMCA’s youth work services in Dublin’s Inner City, volunteers will be on hand to help to choose your perfect tree. Come

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YWCA Ireland 16 Days of Action

YWCA Ireland 16 Days of Action

From 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10th December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. Did you know that one in

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Week of Prayer 2015 – Let there be Hope

Week of Prayer 2015 – Let there be Hope

The YWCA/YMCA Week of Prayer is a tradition dating back to 1904. Each year in the month of November, the YWCA and YMCA movements issue a joint call for prayer. A Message from the World YWCA President “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven

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28th World YWCA Council Adopts 2035 Vision Goal

28th World YWCA Council Adopts 2035 Vision Goal

The 28th World YWCA Council came to a close on Friday 16th of October 2015, with the adoption of the World YWCA Envisioning 2035 Goal. It was a momentous occasion when YWCA Member Associations rallied around a common vision for the future, with a commitment that: “By 2035, 100 million

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Minster Publishes Sexual Offences Bill

Minster Publishes Sexual Offences Bill

23rd September 2015 -The measures targeting sex buyers in the new Sexual Offences Bill is an opportunity to remove a vicious, brutal and exploitative crime from our local communities. Local campaigners say the publication of laws against buying sex is an historic opportunity to bring our laws into line with

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YWCA Monaghan host the Life Exhibition!

YWCA Monaghan host the Life Exhibition!

The LIFE Exhibition is a unique interactive exhibition which focuses on the life of Jesus Christ. Using tablet technology with video clips, graphics and music it tells about Jesus teaching, miracles, death and resurrection. The purpose of the exhibition is to give people an opportunity to think for themselves about

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Statement on the International Refugee Crisis

Statement on the International Refugee Crisis

The photographs are heart breaking and the media reports disturbing, tens of thousands of refugees fleeing death from war, persecution and hunger. As Europeans we acknowledge the humanitarian crisis that has unfolded on our doorstep and the intolerable human suffering endured by those entwined in its horrific reality. To the

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Five weeks to put local pimps out of business!

Five weeks to put local pimps out of business!

Local campaigners welcome Government commitment on Sex Crime Bill The commitment by the Government to publish new laws next month to combat the exploitation of women and girls in prostitution and human trafficking is a significant milestone in efforts to combat these crimes. Campaigners say the expected publication of a

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