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Envisioning 2035

Envisioning 2035

Envisioning 2035 is an exciting process that has been launched in the lead-up to World Council in Thailand in 2015. It is designed to engage members, partners and friends in imagining the collective power and impact of 25 million women and girls united under the YWCA banner in over 120 countries towards realising this vision.

Mary Robinson Award

Mary Robinson Award

At World Council 2011, The World YWCA established the Mary Robinson Award for Young Women's Leadership in Human Rights to recognise young women leaders and human rights activists. In 2015, the recipients of the award will be honoured and celebrated during the World YWCA Council in Bangkok.

Young Women’s Forum

Young Women’s Forum

A Young Women’s Forum will take place between the 9-10 October 2015, prior to the opening of the World YWCA World Council and organised around the theme Her Future – Through Bold and Transformative Leadership.

Notice: Reopening of Call for Nominations to 31 December 2014

The YWCA World Nominations Committee has decided to re-open the call for nominations to the 2015 election of World Board members and Nomination Committee members. We are thankful to all candidates who applied so far and to the Member Associations putting these candidates forward. All candidates have been sent a personal letter in which was explained whether their application has been deemed valid, invalid or pending.

Are you a Human Rights Activist?

Mary Robinson, the first female President of Ireland (1990-1997) and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002), has spent most of her life as a human rights advocate. As an academic legislator and barrister she sought to use law as an instrument for social change, arguing landmark cases before the European Court of Human Rights, as well as in the Irish courts, and the European Court in Luxemburg.

Interview with Sudawan Khomtram, World Council Coordinator from the YWCA of Thailand

The World Office is in full World Council mode! As we continue our preparations for this exciting event that will bring together our movement, the World Office caught up with the World Council Coordinator from the YWCA of Thailand – Sudawan Khomtram. Sudawan shares with us how the preparations are coming along in Bangkok and gives us a little taste of what we can expect.