world_ywca_logoReflecting the CSW58 priority theme of “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for women and girls,” over the coming months Ecumenical Women will be posting stories about our individual member organizations’ efforts to implement the MDGs. This is our seventh installment, a report from EW member organization the World YWCA on “The Future That Young Women Want” in relation to the post-2015 development agenda. What follows is a short excerpt, with a link to the report in its entirety below.

… The time to mobilize young women to contribute towards influencing the post-MDG agenda is now. While the final content is yet to be decided, the next set of goals will significantly direct human, technical and financial resources of major international and regional institutions, and governments. It is imperative that this framework is shaped by the voices of the world’s 860 million young women, who are among those most vulnerable to poverty, hunger and poor health outcomes. The post-2015 development agenda must capture the needs, assets and aspirations of this critical population group.

Her Future has been compiled by the World YWCA in the lead up to the review of the MDGs to give young women a voice in the future they want for their families, communities and countries. It has been developed following extensive consultation with young women across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, The Caribbean, Middle East, Pacific and North America and encompasses both new research and the outcomes of recent meetings of young women at regional and global levels…

To read “The Future Young Women Want” in its entirety, click here.