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YWCA Kenya in partnership with The Non-Communicable Disease Unit of Mombasa County Government, Cancer Awareness Centre of Kenya created a centralized platform for cancer survivors support groups.

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YWCA Kenya in partnership with The Non-Communicable Disease Unit of Mombasa County Government, Cancer Awareness Centre of Kenya created a centralized platform for cancer survivors support groups.

This collaboration aims to enhance access to government support for adv... Read More

We had the privilege of visiting the Peer Educators CBO group in Nairobi's informal settlement, Mukuru Kwa Njenga where the group has grown their businessπŸ“ˆ and continues to benefit with training and support from YWCA Kenya.

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We had the privilege of visiting the Peer Educators CBO group in Nairobi's informal settlement, Mukuru Kwa Njenga where the group has grown their businessπŸ“ˆRead More

YWCA Kisii celebrated International Day of the Girl Child at the Kisii vocational rehabilitation center where they cooked, shared food and spent the day with learners at the center.

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YWCA Kisii celebrated International Day of the Girl Child at the Kisii vocational rehabilitation center where they cooked, shared food and spent the day with learners at the center.

The young girls at the institution were also educated on menstrual hygiene and gifted... Read More

Kenya as a county has been experiencing increased temperaturs and extreme weather patterns such as ongoing doughts #LCOY2023

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Kenya as a county has been experiencing increased temperaturs and extreme weather patterns such as ongoing doughts. These impacts are affecting food security, water availability and overall being of the people.

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YW4A is taking a proactive stance to empower educators about child rights, with the ultimate goal of raising awareness among students about their own rights

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YW4A is taking a proactive stance to empower educators about child rights, with the ultimate goal of raising awareness among students about their own rights. WRO Read More

At YWCA, we're on a mission to uplift and empower young mothers in our community.

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At YWCA, we're on a mission to uplift and empower young mothers in our community.

πŸ“š We educate them on financial literacy and the i... Read More

YWCA Kenya today took part in the launch πŸŽ‰of Kilifi County Action Plan (KCAP) for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (PCVE).

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YWCA Kenya today took part in the launch πŸŽ‰of Kilifi County Action Plan (KCAP) for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (PCVE).

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YWCA Kenya hosted the 2023-2024 Norec Exchange Participants

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Last week, YWCA Kenya hosted the 2023-2024 Norec exchange participants from Ethiopia πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ή, Tanzania πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡ΏRead More

COP 28: YWCA, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung hold Conversations with women, youth

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COP 28: YWCA, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung hold Conversations with women, youth
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Stakeholders Applause Inclusion of Minority Groups In the Awaited Global Convention

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Stakeholders Applause Inclusion of Minority Groups In the Awaited Global Convention

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YWCA Kenya in partnership with other stakeholders celebrated #InternationalYouthDay2023

12-08-2023

YWCA Kenya in partnership with other stakeholders celebrated Read More

5 local youth groups representatives in Nairobi County in a field training exercise on hydroponic and aquaponic technologies.

07-08-2023

YWCA Kenya engaged 5 local youth groups representatives in Nairobi County in a field training exercise on hydroponic and aquaponic technologies.

The main aim is to help them improve their productivity through adapting new techonologies.

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Honourable women representative ZamZam Mohammed received a petition from YWCA Kenya in coordination with other stakeholders

03-08-2023

Honourable women representative ZamZam Mohammed received a petition from YWCA Kenya in coordination with the Coast Civil Society Network for Human Rights, Kituo Cha Sheria, Tunaweza PWDs and FIDA - Kenya over the inaccessibility of buildings and public spaces by PWDs.

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YWCA team engaged youths in field training on hydroponic farming.

28-07-2023

With an objective of promoting sustainable food security in urban areas, the YWCA team engaged youths in field training on hydroponic farming.

This will ensure great volume and high quality of produce while reducing operating cost and maximizing groups profitability.... Read More

Senator Danson Mungatana visited YWCA Tana River branch

27-07-2023

Senator Danson Mungatana visited YWCA Tana River branch and emphasized the need for support to empower young women. He has a personal connection with the branch as his late mother was the branch's founding manager.

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YWCA Kisumu branch carrying a follow up group visit

21-07-2023

YWCA Kisumu branch and other stakeholders carried out a follow up visits on groups that expressed interest in the application of the youth funds. They were taken through a training on how to apply for the funds.

Some of the groups that benefited includes Champions gr... Read More

Youth National Climate Change Action Plan 2023-2027

12-07-2023

The ministry of Environment Climate Change and Forestry through the Climate Change Directorate(CCD) is coordinating the Youth National Climate Change Action Plan 2023-2027 workshop in Mombasa County, a continuous process to involve youths at the onstage of policy decision maki... Read More

CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING AND COUNSELING AT JOMVU MODEL HEALTH CENTRE

07-07-2023

πŸŽ—οΈ Access to cervical cancer counseling services is crucial for supporting individuals affected by the disease, addressing their psychosocial needs, an... Read More

ALTERNATIVE NARRATIVE TRAINING IN KILIFI COUNTY

06-07-2023

Today we conducted a training on alternative narratives in Kilifi County. The activity was led by the technical working group who were able to guide discussions on alternative narratives.

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YWCA Mombasa branch trained Nyali sub-county technical working group

05-07-2023

YWCA Mombasa branch trained Nyali sub-county technical working group today on ways to promote peace within their community using the handbook for facilitators of Inter-Faith dialogues.

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YW4A TOTS AND TEACHERS TRAINING AT CECOME KISII COUNTY

23-07-2023

YWCA Kenya and@equalitynow

are currently training #YW4A  TOTs and teachers@CecomeOfficial in Kisii Cou... Read More

YWCA KISII CONDUCTING FEMSPACE IN SCHOOL

22-07-2023

#YW4A Young women from YWCA Kisii conducting a FEMSpace at st. Patrick secondary school. #EndSGBV

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YW4A WROs Commemorated The Day for The African Child

16-06-2023

In honor of International Day of the African child #YW4A WROs in Kenya are commemorating the Day reflecting on protecting children's rights in the digital world. Read More

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE AFRICAN CHILD 2023

16-06-2023

The International Day of the African Child is a significant Day to honor the courage, resilience and potential of the African Children. At #YWCAKenya we empower the young generation with education to help th... Read More

YWCA KENYA REVIEWING ASSESSMENT TOOL AT THE COUNTY DEPARTMENT FOR WATER, NATURAL RESOURCES& CLIMATE RESILINCE IN MOMBASA COUNTY,

12-06-2023

County Department of water, natural resources & climate resilience rolled out a Participatory Climate Risk Assesment Tool which was reviewed by YWCA Kenya .
It aimed at identifying locally-led interventions through community-led particiapation.
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Nairobi County Action Plan(NCAP) Ideological pillar meeting convened by YWCA

29-05-2023

Nairobi County Action Plan(NCAP) Ideological pillar meeting convened by YWCA Kenya to review the implementation of Nairobi County action plan on Prevention of Violence extremism (PVE) with Read More

YWCA COMMITTMENT TO END PERIOD POVERTY AND PERIOD STIGMA

28-05-2023

Today, Menstrual Hygiene Day and every other day, as YWCA Kenya Read More

YWCA Kisumu Branch conducted a build up activity on Menstrual Hygiene and Management in Nyamasaria Primary School

24-05-2023

YWCA Kisumu Branch conducted a build up activity on Menstrual Hygiene and Management in Nyamasaria Primary School 

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Urban farming has built more resilience for the youth living

22-05-2023

Urban farming has built more resilience for the youth living in the urban areas by enhancing local food production and improving living standard from the sale of the food produced.In efforts of addressing climate change through urban farming,YWCA has been working with youths t... Read More

YWCA Kisii branch celebrating mother's day

17-05-2023

YWCA Kisii branch celebrated mother's day by donating pads to girls aged 15-18 years from needy families.

The event was graced by the first lady of Kisii county who also supported the entrepreneurship intiative of the young women.

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courtesy visit to the Ministry of Education and Digital Transformation.

17-05-2023

YWCA Mombasa branch paid a courtesy visit to the Ministry of Education and Digital Transformation.

The conversation with CEC Dr Mbwarali aimed at identifying the County plans for 2023 and the possible areas of partnership on Climate change matters.

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The Women Movement for Climate Justice YWCA

16-05-2023

The Women Movement for Climate Justice YWCA πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ group took lead in the tree planting exercise at Changamwe sub-county with the Changamwe Network ... Read More

NCPD organized a coordination meeting for population programme implementors in Meru County

15-05-2023

NCPD organized a coordination meeting for population programme implementors in Meru County where Read More

To address the high prevalence of SGBV in Migori County

10-05-2023

To address the high prevalence of SGBV in Migori County, Read More

YWCA Mombasa branch organized a courtesy visit to the CEC-Emily Achieng (County Department of Water,Natural Resources and Climate Change Resilience).

10-05-2023

YWCA Mombasa branch organized a courtesy visit to the CEC-Emily Achieng (County Department of Water,Natural Resources and Climate Change Resilience). Key issues discussed was the establishment of increased partnership with the department and discussion on the possible areas of... Read More

WHAT YWCA KENYA OFFERS YOU AS A MEMBER

09-05-2023

πŸ‘‹ At YWCA Kenya, we're thrilled to offer our members an exceptional platform for networking, sharing their stories, and making a positive impact thro... Read More

Kenya updated it's NDC in 2020

08-05-2023

Kenya updated it's NDC in 2020 revising efforts to limit GHGs by 32% instead of the previous 30% as stipulated in the NDC 2016. To achieve this, YWCA πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺRead More

FEMSPACE REFLECTION & REVIEW AT YWCA KISII BRANCH

02-05-2023

Femspace reflection & review at YWCA Kisii branch, where the young women showcased their successes and gave feedback on challenges faced during the Femspaces sessions in their communities .

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WORLD YWCA DAY/ MEMBERS DAY KISUMU CELEBRATION

02-05-2023

YWCA Kisumu branch recently celebrated Read More

PCVE ONE DAY WORKSHOP AIMED AT CULTIVATING NEW PERSPECTIVES

27-04-2023

Yesterday the YWCA Nairobi joined other stakeholders within the PCVE space in a one-day workshop that aimed at reviewing their effort, sharing insight, and cultivating new perspectives to reducing vulnerability to violent extremism in Kenya.

The meeting was hosted by... Read More

a capacity building session for youths, women and Indigenous people groups on Post Paris Climate dialogue

26-04-2023

YWCA Kenya today held a capacity building session for youths, women and Indigenous people groups on Post Paris Climate dialogue processes including but not limited to actions on adaptation, mitigation and government opportunities such as access to youth fund based on their loc... Read More

NOREC 3 DAYS TRAINING PROGRAM BEING HELD IN NAIROBI KENYA

26-04-2023

YWCA Kenya is part of a 3 days training program by Norec and all it... Read More

TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP MEETING IN KISUMU

25-04-2023

WCA Kisumu branch is currently hosting Technical working group meeting for development of SGBV Data Tracking Tool. The tool will help in documenting SGBV cases from Kisumu East and Central.

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TEACHINGS ON IMPORTANCE OF CANCER SCREENING

25-04-2023

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YWCA Kenya today paid a courtesy call to the CECM for sports, culture, Gender and Youth Kisumu County

24-04-2023

YWCA Kenya today paid a courtesy call to the CECM for sports, culture, Gender and Youth Read More

Incredible accomplishments of young women leaders in WROs #YWCA Meru

20-04-2023

πŸŽ‰ Join us in celebrating the incredible accomplishments of young women leaders in WROs Read More

The Meru County Director of Gender, Mr.Mwarama engaging #YW4A TOTs

19-04-2023

The Meru County Director of Gender, Mr.Mwarama engaging Read More

Mental Health Awareness session with Norec delegation at Jomvu Health Centre

17-04-2023

We were honored πŸ‘‹ to welcome a delegation from Read More

MERU MEMBERSHIP DAY CELEBRATION

17-04-2023

Join YWCA branches across πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ from April 24th to 28th as we celebrate our common membership and achievements. Let's come together and make a ... Read More

kisumu membership day

17-04-2023

Join YWCA branches across πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ from April 24th to 28th as we celebrate our common membership and achievements. Let's come together and make a ... Read More

KISII MEMBERSHIP DAY CELEBRATION

17-04-2023

Join YWCA branches across πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ from April 24th to 28th as we celebrate our common membership and achievements. Let's come together and make a ... Read More

TANARIVER MEMBERSHIP DAY CELEBRATION

17-04-2023

Join YWCA branches across πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ from April 24th to 28th as we celebrate our common membership and achievements. Let's come together and make a ... Read More

NAIROBI MEMBERS DAY CELEBRATION

17-04-2023

Mark your calendars! It's almost time for Read More

MOMBASA MEMBERS DAY CELEBRATION

17-04-2023

oin YWCA branches across πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ from April 24th to 28th as we celebrate our common membership and achievements. Let's come together and make a d... Read More

SIAYA BRANCH MEMBERSHIP DAY CELEBRATION

17-04-2023

Join YWCA branches across πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ from April 24th to 28th as we celebrate our common membership and achievements. Let's come together and make a ... Read More

YWCA Kenya submitted an MOU to the Director of Sub County Administration in Mombasa County.

13-04-2023

Through the Climate & Inclusion project, YWCA πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ has today submitted an MOU to the Director of Sub County Administration in Mombasa County.<... Read More

Contribution of Autistic People at Home, at Work, in the Arts and in Policymaking".

11-04-2023

As YWCA Kenya we strongly support the theme for Autism Awareness month "Contribution of Autistic People at Home, at Work, in the Arts and in Policymaking".

At Kisii County our branch joined other stakeholders in creating autism awareness.

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YWCA Kenya is keen on mentoring young women on menstrual hygiene.

06-04-2023

YWCA Kenya is keen on mentoring young women on menstrual hygiene.

πŸ“·YWCA Siaya branch training form three students of Township secondary school ... Read More

non- consumptive use of mangrove resources in keeping bees.

04-04-2023

YWCA Kenya through the climate Inclusion project has been supporting the locals to realize locally climate actions to improve their livelyhood i.e non- consumptive use of mangrove resources in keeping bees.

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The Young Women Leadership Program on GBV

20-03-2023

The Young Women Leadership Program on GBV is aimed at mentoring and training young women in Mombasa to become transformative leaders.

Ms Lilian one of our exchange program participant is using her knowledge as a Read More

YW4A Riseup & Advocacy training in Migori County with WRO

07-03-2023

Riseup & Advocacy training in Migori County with WRO Read More

YW4A tree planting event in Kuria Migori County

17-03-2023

Flash back Friday πŸ”™Riseup and Advocacy training in Migori County. WRO Read More

Sensitization training for Community Health Volunteer in Kisumu County

28-03-2023

Sensitization training for Community Health Volunteer in Kisumu County on strengthening Gender Based Violence refferal pathways and documentation.

The training is facilitated by Bridgit Asanta, National Police Service Gender Desk Kondele.

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SRHR training session with teenage mothers at Ibeno ward in Kisii county.

27-03-2023

Youth Representatives from YWCA Kisii branch conducted an SRHR training session with teenage mothers at Ibeno ward in Kisii county. Trained them on the importance of personal hygiene and use of sanitary towels.

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15 billion trees campaign

27-03-2023

One mature tree can absorb 68.5grams of carbon dioxide per day and 48 pounds a year.
Let us take advantage of the rains and plant trees to help achieve the 15 billion trees campaign.

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Mentorship sessions at Likoni Remand Centre

23-03-2023

YWCA Mombasa branch SRHR youth champions engaged in the weekly mentorship sessions at Likoni Remand Centre. Training them on life skills and mental health.

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Young Men being encouraged to be champions of positive masculinity.

15-03-2023

Young men are encouraged to be champions of positive masculinity. Read More

Celebrating Our YWCA Member Achievement

06-03-2023

Today we celebrate YWCA πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ Member and legal advisor Felgona Atieno who was among the 466 lawyers recently admitted to the Roll of Advo... Read More

Urban farming technology to help improve food security in Mombasa County

01-03-2023

Due to the ongoing climatic change in the coastal region, the residence of Mombasa County have been experiencing food insecurity.

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Issues of Gender based violence in Siaya County

09-02-2023

Representatives from YWCA Kenya, NGS Read More

Election Related Gender Based Violence

04-08-2022

In a just released report by FIDA Kenya, at least 745 women aspirants as well as their supporters were subjected to election related sexual gender based violence during the primaries. In 5 days, Kenyans head to the polls, so this focus could not be timelier.  

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Capacity Building on Social Accountability Training-YW4A

22-04-2022

A capacity building and social accountability training was conducted on 20th and 22nd April 2022 April in Nairobi facilitated by The Institute for Social Accountability (TISA). The WROs and FBOs went through a training designed to empower them with the skills and tools to unde... Read More

Networking, Partnership and Coalition Building Workshop –YW4A

20-05-2022

YWCA Kenya, Young women, WROs and FBOs participated in a workshop on partnership, networking and coalition-building on 18 - 20 May 2022, in Nairobi, Kenya. This convening was aimed at facilitating access to advocacy structures by including WROs, FBOs and targeted young women l... Read More

CAMPAIGN DRIVE FOR THE DONATION OF TEXTBOOKS

09-03-2022

YWCA Mombasa is calling for the donation of textbooks, exercise books and stationery for the children at the Likoni Children's Remand. A meeting held with the officer in charge at the remand centre brought to light a couple of challenges, outlined ... Read More

International Women's Day 2022 #BreakTheBias

22-02-2022

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Marked annually on March 8th IWD is a day celebrate women's achievements and raise awareness about women’s equality. This year’s theme ... Read More

The Convention on the Status of Women #CSW66

18-02-2022

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body established in 1964 exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. The sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take pla... Read More

Membership Day

24-04-2021

To observe our common membership and achievements , we commemorated membership day by inviting a few members for a breakfast meeting .Former leaders of the branch were invited to share with the members and current leaders their experiences as members and leaders of YWCA moveme... Read More

Jijenge Business Challenge

16-09-2021

To counter violent extremism, promote climate change, and enhance the capacity of the saving and investments groups through training, YWCA Kenya launched the Jijenge Business challenge initiative. This innovative approach was implemented in three regions, Mombasa, Nairobi and ... Read More

World Cleanup Day 2021

18-09-2021

World Cleanup Day is an annual global social action program aimed at combating the global solid waste problem. To commemorate world cleanup day, and to push for the vision of a waste-free world YWCA HQ and branches took part in the cleaning up of litter within the community &a... Read More

International Day of The Girl Child 2021

11-10-2021

The international day of the girl child is a global holiday that celebrates the importance, power and potential of girls around the world, and focuses attention on the particular problems they face. This year’s theme was “Digital generation. Our generation&... Read More

Week Without Violence 2021

18-10-2021

It’s the year 2021 and Gender based violence is only getting worse.  It continues to be one of the biggest issue impacting the lives of women, and has only worsened due to Covid-19.

For 25 years, YWCA’s from all over the world have taken part in the ... Read More

Waste Recycling Stakeholders Meeting in Likoni

31-08-2021

The activity, held on 31st Aug, was organized by Hand in Hand in partnership with YWCA Msa and it brought together representatives from the national government in Likoni, County government department of Environment, solid was... Read More

WORLD YWCA DAY 2021: A CELBERATION OF YWCA LEADERS

24-04-2021

Every year, YWCA’s around the world celebrate our common membership and achievements. This year we celebrated under the theme: A Celebration of YWCA leaders. For 160 years, YWCA leaders and pioneers have taken action in communities to make human rights a reality. This ye... Read More

Earth Day

22-04-2021

Earth Day is an annual event held to show support for the protection of the environment and our planet. Typically, Earth Day is assigned a different theme or area of focus each year; this year’s theme was “Restore Our Earth.” With social dist... Read More

SRHR Training In Mombasa

17-03-2021

YWCA Kenya conducted a training in Mombasa on 17th March, to create awareness on SRH policies and guidelines in order to improve the quality of life and well-being of young people as well as to strengthen capacity of  the champions in life skill based SRHR, SDGs, Men... Read More

Kenya’s High Court Upholds Ban on FGM

17-03-2021

On March 17, 2021, Kenya’s high court upheld laws criminalizing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). This will give a much needed boost to the fight to end the widely condemned practice, a step forward in our efforts to #EndFGM

According to the UN, one in five Keny... Read More

Walk & Talk Event to commemorate International Women’s Day

08-03-2021

More than a 100 young men and women from all walks of life took part in a 2.5km walk to commemorate International Women’s Day.  The event was held in Embakasi central on Monday 8th March. This year’s theme was “Choose to Challenge” calling on indiv... Read More

Strengthening Youth Resilience to VE Interfaith Dialogue in Nairobi

12-03-2021

YWCA Kenya, in partnership with the National Council Churches of Kenya (NCCK) held a county interfaith dialogue on March 12th, at Ufungamano House. The meeting was held to strengthen youth resilience to violent extremism in the religious sector.

The interfaith dialog... Read More

YW4A Country Inception Meeting

05-03-2021

YW4A is a five-year program financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Netherlands. The program will be implemented through a consortium in the countries of Kenya, Egypt, South Sudan and Palestine. The program seeks to narrowly address interventions related to Sex... Read More

Interfaith Dialogue On Emerging Narratives in Kisumu

03-03-2021

On March 3rd, The Inter-Faith Dialogues in Kisumu brought together Religious leaders and institutions, CSOs working on peace and security, YWCA Inter-Faith working group committee members NCCK youth mediators and catalysts, and the county government representatives from the Co... Read More

World NGO Day

27-02-2021

World NGO day, celebrated on 27th February, is a day that acknowledges the efforts of all NGO’s around the world that work hard to address social issues and to build a better world.  YWCA Kenya joined the world in commemorating the day, which is celebrated in more t... Read More

International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM

06-02-2021

FGM is a harmful cultural practice & a human rights violation that impedes on the rights of women and girls including sexual and reproductive health and exposes them to serious health, psychological, physical, social effects

YWCA Kenya joined the r... Read More

Local Conference of the Youth (LCOY)

04-02-2021

The Local Conference of the Youth was held on 4-5 February. The meeting was organized  by YWCA & African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYIOC) with the core objective of:

  • Providing a space for young people to showcase various clean ene... Read More

World Wetlands Day

02-02-2021

World Wetlands Day (WWD) is a global event that takes place every year to raise global awareness on the importance of wetlands for people and the world.  This year’s theme Wetlands & Water shone a spotlight on wetlands as a source of freshwater. To mark the day,... Read More

YWCA Mombasa COVID-19 Food drive donation.

14-08-2020

We appeal towards your generous contribution to support our donation drive aimed at providing our community's less fortunate and most vulnerable with nutritious food in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic.

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Happy World YWCA Day! To all our members and global sisters.

14-08-2020

Happy World YWCA Day! To all our members and global sisters.

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YWCA Kisumu Branch support to River Nyando flood victims

14-08-2020

YWCA Kisumu Branch support to River Nyando flood victims

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YWCA Nairobi COVID-19 community awareness and EndGBV campaign in Kosovo and Kiambio Slums, Nairobi

14-08-2020

YWCA Nairobi COVID-19 community awareness and EndGBV campaign in Kosovo and Kiambio Slums, Nairobi

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YWCA Kisumu COVID-19 community awareness and EndGBV campaign in Kisumu County

14-08-2020

YWCA Kisumu COVID-19 community awareness and EndGBV campaign in Kisumu County

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