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We are looking forward to Saturday next May 18th at Coolnagreina, Greystones, where we will have the launch of our strategic plan, our new visual identity, our annual business meeting AND lots of opportunities to catch up with old friends, meet new friends, and commit all of this to the Lord.
YWCA Ireland is delighted to welcome our new intern in its Head Office, Sarah Jewell. She is an advocate for gender equality and youth participation. Sarah has professional experience in the Australian civil service and the not-for-profit sector, and she is currently living in Ireland while she undertakes a Masters in International Peace Studies at Trinity College Dublin.
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World YWCA Day 24th April 2013 - Round the World BreakfastSince 1947, YWCAs have come together one day of the year to affirm their involvement in a global movement of women and girls working for justice, peace, health, human dignity, freedom and care for the environment.
Over time, that day has come to be known as World YWCA Day and is celebrated every year on April 24. The YWCA Round the World Breakfast has been a vital part of this day's events since 2003, serving to connect YWCAs around the world and raise awareness on our global impact on the lives of women and girls.
This year, the World YWCA invites us to continue the tradition and join the biggest, boldest breakfast in the world with the theme "I am a woman, I have the right. We are women, we have the power".
This theme encourages a focus on women's rights and the collective power of the YWCA movement to bring about change in the lives of women, young women and girls. The World YWCA Day is also an opportunity to celebrate women's leadership, which is at the core of the mission of YWCAs around the word. This year, the World YWCA will be honouring Elizabeth Palmer, a former General Secretary of the World YWCA, who will be celebrating her 100th Birthday.
To mark this special birthday, the World YWCA International Board is establishing the Elizabeth Palmer Fund in honour of her incredible leadership of the movement, which saw the World YWCA become one of the most respected women's organisations by the United Nations and become highly influential in setting global standards on the status of women.
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