YWCA ( Toronto ) celebrating Free Film Screening – May 22

  WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 | 7-9pm THE WORLD BEFORE HERE - Free Film Screening YWCA Toronto Elm Centre | 87 Elm Street   RSVP by Monday, May 20th For more information contact Vanessa Flores at: vflores@ywcatoronto.org or 416.961.8101 x 353     … [Read more...]

Celebrating YWCA Women of Distinction Alumnae Reception‏ – Mar 7, 2013

ALUMNAE RECEPTION Hosted By Join us to meet the 2013 YWCA WOMEN OF DISTINCTION ________________________________________________________________________ THURSDAY, MARCH 7th, 2013 6 - 8 PM In conversation with Janet McFarland of The Globe and Mail. 2013 recipients will be announced on International Women’s Day March 8th, 2013 SEEDS FOR CHANGE CULTIVATING FOOD FOR THOUGHT ________________________________________________________________________ 2013 YWCA Women of … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION™ – Dorothy Heights

  A Celebration of Women™ ... as we offer this Tribute to the Leader of All WOMEN of ACTION™, Dorothy Height, who passed away in 2010,  at the wonderful age of 98.   Celebrate this Life with us... and You will just LOVE the Hats!    WOMAN of ACTION™       Dorothy Irene Height (March 24, 1912 – April 20, 2010)       Dorothy was an African American administrator, educator, and social activist.   She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994, and the … [Read more...]

It Pays to invest in Women’s Health

  It Pays to Invest in Women’s Health UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet has joined a prestigious reference group for a new research project on the economic benefits of investing in women’s health. The Norwegian-led research will build on existing studies that refer to the positive “ripple effects” for families and communities when women’s health, education and employment are promoted. It responds to the need for a better understanding of the ways in which … [Read more...]

YWCA Canada – Safety Siren app for BlackBerry smartphones

  MEDIA RELEASE   Got a new BlackBerry for the holidays? BBM for Safety! YWCA Canada launches Safety Siren app for BlackBerry smartphones As part of its ongoing work to encourage Canadians to Take Action on violence against women and girls, YWCA Canada, the country’s oldest and largest women’s multi-service organization, released the much awaited YWCA Safety Siren app for BlackBerry® smartphones. As part of its suite of anti-violence tools and programming for young … [Read more...]

Empowering HIV-positive Women in Guyana

  Empowering HIV-positive Women in Guyana UN Women conducted this interview at the YWCA World Conference and International Women’s Summit in Zurich, Switzerland. At the event, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet was a speaker at the opening session. “I just wanted to make a difference and change women’s lives. More women need to be empowered, have a voice and be able to stand up for their rights.”     Being diagnosed with HIV often leads to social … [Read more...]

YWCA – 'An Agenda for Women and Girls for the Decade'

  Tackling Gender Inequality on Multiple Fronts: An Agenda for Women and Girls for the Decade Speech delivered by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at the World YWCA International Women’s Summit: Women Creating a Safer World, Geneva, 12 July 2011. It is a great pleasure to be here today and address this important gathering and join some of the world’s most ardent and articulate defenders of the human rights of women and girls. I want in particular to thank World … [Read more...]

YWCA – ‘An Agenda for Women and Girls for the Decade’

  Tackling Gender Inequality on Multiple Fronts: An Agenda for Women and Girls for the Decade Speech delivered by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at the World YWCA International Women’s Summit: Women Creating a Safer World, Geneva, 12 July 2011. It is a great pleasure to be here today and address this important gathering and join some of the world’s most ardent and articulate defenders of the human rights of women and girls. I want in particular to thank World … [Read more...]

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