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Celebrating United Nations International Women’s Day 2017

by YWCA Nigeria

Lagos, 8th March 2017 Since 1975, the United Nations and member states have been organizing activities on March 8 to mark International Women’s Day (IWD). Since then, significance of the day has grown in proportion and serves as a rallying point to build support for women’s rights and participation in the political and economic spheres. […]

Demystifying Gender Based Violence

by YWCA Nigeria

The Violence against Women campaign program kicked off with a 2km awareness road walk around Obalende – Onikan area on Thursday 8th, December, 2016 with an army of women, girls and men all dressed in the orange t-shirts and holding placards with different messages against GBV and distributing fliers and stickers with key messages to […]

Young Women’s Forum at YWCA of Nigeria’s 110th Anniversary

by YWCA Nigeria

Young women from YWCA branches across the country came together at a forum as part YWCA of Nigeria’s 110th Anniversary celebration to evaluate young women’s participation in advancing the aims of the organisation and explore ways their participation can be more effective in the planning and implementation of programmes and activities around YWCA’s core areas […]

YWCA of Nigeria hosts Health Seminar for Women

by YWCA Nigeria

YWCA was introduced into Nigeria in April 1906, with its first branch in Abeokuta, Ogun State. As such, 2016 is a special year for us as we mark our 110th anniversary in the country. A variety of activities were organized to celebrate ourselves and the work we do to make the world a better place […]

YWCA MARKS 110TH ANNIVERSARY

by YWCA Nigeria

PRESS RELEASE 24th October 2016, Lagos, Nigeria To mark its 110th anniversary in Nigeria, the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) has lined up a week-long programme aimed largely at empowering Nigerian women and girls, and recognising those who have been in that vanguard. A statement jointly signed by the National President of YWCA and the […]

YWCA of Nigeria Marks International Day of the Girl Child 2016

by YWCA Nigeria

This year’s commemoration of the International Day of the Girl held on 11th October, 2016, at the Shell Hall – Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos.  The event, which had over 900 adolescent girls, 40 teachers, members of the press, and invited guest in attendance was organised by YWCA of Nigeria, the Zonta International Club of Lagos […]

YWCA of Nigeria Joins Thursday in Black Campaign

by YWCA Nigeria

Gender based violence is a global issue that negatively affects women and girls, and the feeling of pain, helplessness and hopelessness that accompanies such situations in the face of prevalent injustice against survivors is often overwhelming. Thursday in Black (TIB) is a simple but powerful campaign to address gender violence.  Every Thursday, people around the […]

YWCA of Nigeria Commemorates International Youth Day 2016

by YWCA Nigeria

YWCA of Nigeria in collaboration with YMCA Lagos and Red Cross Society, and with support from Lagos State Waste Management Agency (LAWMA), marked International Youth Day 2016, with the theme: “Promoting Sustainable Civic Engagement”, on Friday 12th August, 2016. The event, which brought together youth volunteers from collaborating organisations engaged in a community service exercise at […]

Women’s Power Lunch 2016

by YWCA Nigeria

YWCA of Nigeria participated at this year’s Women’s Power Lunch, organized by Murtala Muhammed Foundation. The event with the theme: Women in Solidarity…a new paradigm for inclusion was chaired by His Excellency, Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday 28th July 2016 at Habour Point Event Centre, VI, Lagos. The Guest Speaker of the event, Her Excellency, […]

YWCA Marks Girls in ICT Day 2016

by YWCA Nigeria

YWCA joined the rest of the World to commemorate this year’s Girls in ICT Day 2016 with the theme “Expanding Horizons, Changing Attitudes” on Saturday 30th April 2016 in Lagos. The event focused on explore ways of ensuring young women and girls within the association were empowered with the right information and access to opportunities […]