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YWCA at Johannesburg World Council meeting


A delegation from YWCA Lebanon took part in the YWCA World Council meeting held from November 17 to 22 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The theme chosen for the event, which included 500 representatives of some 125 worldwide members, was ‘Young women transforming power structures for gender equality’. Discussion stressed the importance of the participation of young women in leadership and decision-making, prompting the election of a new administrative body, 60% of which are females under 30. Mira Rizk (Palestine) was elected as president of the world board, after Nagham Nassar (Lebanon) who was in the global executive committee in the past three years. YWCA’s work involves partnership between volunteers and staff members from various sects, religions and levels who plan and implement programs according to local community needs. (An Nahar, January 31, 2020)

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