Young Women's Christian Association - Ramallah

Empowering Youth - Promoting Equality

YWCA representatives are taking part at the United Nations Commission..


 Two young women from the YWCA of Palestine (Naheel Bazbazat, YWCA of Jerusalem; and Yasmin Jaghab, YWCA of Ramallah) are taking part at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women at the UN headquarters in New York City. The fifty-seventh session of the CSW has representatives from Member States, UN entities, and NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) from all regions of the world attending the session. The two week session (March 4-15, 2013) includes a high-level round table, interactive dialogues and panels, and parallel events, and the World YWCA is actively participating in some of these sessions.


The 2013 session focuses on the following key areas:

  • Priority Theme: Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls
  • Review Theme: The equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including care-giving in the context of HIV/AIDS