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16 Days of Activism Prayer Resource

16 Days of Activism Prayer Resource

As the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence continues YWCA Ireland is pleased to share a ground-breaking resource from the We Will Speak Out Coalition (WWSO). WWSO is a global coalition of Christian-based NGOs, churches and organisations including the World YWCA, supported by an alliance of technical partners and

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World YWCA Statement to the 59th UN CSW

World YWCA Statement to the 59th UN CSW

The 59th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) marks the official 20 year review of the global commitments made on women, equality, development and peace at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995. At this conference, 12 critical areas of concern

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There is No Excuse for Violence Against Women!

There is No Excuse for Violence Against Women!

On Saturday, 29th November women from across Co. Monaghan came together to mark the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign at a Ladies Breakfast event hosted by YWCA Monaghan. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence is an international campaign that starts on 25 November, International Day

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YWCA – YMCA Week of Prayer

YWCA – YMCA Week of Prayer

YWCA -YMCA week of prayer  For over a century the YWCA and YMCA movements have issued a joint call to pray in the month of November as an important reminder of the spiritual vision that drives their efforts to create a better world for all people. The week presents an

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YWCA Ireland Joins Turn Off the Red Light

YWCA Ireland Joins Turn Off the Red Light

In October 2014, following in depth discussion and prayerful consideration the YWCA Ireland National Board took an important step in formalizing their position on the issues of prostitution and sex trafficking. By becoming official partners of the Turn Off the Red Light Campaign we accept; that prostitution and sex trafficking are inextricably linked

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YWCA Week without Violence

YWCA Week without Violence

YWCA Week Without Violence The YWCA Week Without Violence is annual worldwide campaign that takes place in the third week of October to encourage communities to think and act towards a world without violence. Throughout the week activities focus on raising awareness, promoting attitude change and enabling individuals and organisations

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A Fond Farewell to Karen Mawhinney!

A Fond Farewell to Karen Mawhinney!

At the end of the September  the National Board and General Secretary bid a fond farewell to Karen Mawhinney. Karen served as National Office Administrator for six years and has been a wonderful supporter and champion of the YWCA. She has always brought a positive Christ centered attitude to all

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