YWCA of Malawi in observing our common membership and achievements in the movement that advances human rights and leadership of women, young women and girls hosted an activity where young girls, adolescent mothers and other women came to the safe space to commemorate the wold YWCA day on the theme of ” find your voice, share your story“.
Knowing that every individual, women inclusive have rights to be heard but due to culture, tradition and other systems in Malawi a lot of women do not have the power to voice out. It was made clear that every person has the right to voice out freely.
After the session where some girls shared out their stories in exercising their right and encouraging others, every participant was given a paper to write how important their voice is.
The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) is a global network of women leading social and economic change in over 120 countries worldwide. The YWCA advocates for peace, justice, human rights and care for the environment and has been at the forefront of raising the status of women for more than a century. The World YWCA develops women’s leadership to find local solutions to the global inequalities women face. Each year, it reaches more than 25 million women and girls through work in over 20,000 communities. Through advocacy, training and development the YWCA empowers women, including young women, to lead social change.
This grassroots development experience shapes the organisation’s global advocacy agenda. The YWCA's work is inspired by Christian principles and a commitment to women’s full and equal participation in society. It is a volunteer membership movement inclusive of women from many faiths, backgrounds, and cultures.
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