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International Study Session "European Young Women Advocating for Human Rights and Equality"

The training activity took place
in Strassbourg, France
organised by YWCA
1-7 May 2013

Aims & objectives


To ensure a critical mass of young women from European YWCAs are empowered, mobilized and engaged in strategic actions to advance human rights and gender equality at all levels
To build capacity of YWCAs in Europe in working from a human rights-based approach in designing advocacy and programmes


Participants deepened their understanding key mechanisms for advancing women’s human rights and gender equality at European and global level
Participants had the opportunity to exchange experiences of human rights violations and discrimination across countries in Europe and explore possible responses
Participants developed their knowledge of the principles of working from a human rights based approach in designing advocacy and programming strategies

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

International group of 35 young women from 21 European countries
Team of trainers composed of trainers from the UK, Switzerland, Armenia, Bulgaria and Netherlands.

Training methods used & main activities

Nonformal education methods

Outcomes of the activity

Participants will be equipped with skills to plan, monitor and evaluate projects upon their return home and replicate learnings with other young women in their country
Participants will establish a support network with other young women engaged in the YWCA movement in Europe and identify ways of sustaining communications and contact through social media

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Trainer with expert input

I worked on this training for 3 days as a full time trainer.

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