YAWC 2024
Annual Global Convocation
Abuja - Nigeria

past speakers

Meet the speakers

First Lady, Ghana
Rebecca Akufo-Addo

First Lady, Ghana

Chief of Staff
Akosua Frema Osei-Opare

Chief of Staff

Senator, Kenya
Prof Margaret Kamar

Senator, Kenya

Gender Minister, Liberia
Hon. Williametta Saydee-Tarr

Gender Minister, Liberia

schedule

A line up of insighful and exciting sessions

News & Updates

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    NIGERIA TO HOST YAWC 2024 ANNUAL GLOBAL CONVOCATION

    The Young African Women Congress (YAWC) 2024 Annual Global Convocation is set to take place in Abuja, the administrative capital of Nigeria from 27th to 31st October, 2024 under the theme, “Enhancing Women’s Economic Empowerment through Technology and Innovation. Since its inception in 2016, the Young African Women Congress convocation has impacted thousands of young...

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  • YAWC NETWORK GHANA CHAPTER HOLDS NATIONAL SUMMIT IN ACCRA

    YAWC NETWORK GHANA CHAPTER HOLDS NATIONAL SUMMIT IN ACCRA

    The Young African Women Congress (YAWC) Network, Ghana chapter has successfully hosted its annual national summit at the African Regent Hotel in Accra on Saturday, April 27, 2024. The event featured distinguished speakers including COP Maame Tiwaa Addo Danquah, Executive Director of Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), Ghana; Maataa Opare, ESQ., Group Head of...

  • Petition to intervene in the Early Child Marriage of Naa Okromo of Nungua, Accra.

    Petition to intervene in the Early Child Marriage of Naa Okromo of Nungua, Accra.

    To: Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Ghana; Ghana Police Service; Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Ghana; Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Ghana; and Ministry of Education, Ghana. We, the members of the Young African Women Congress (YAWC) Network urgently petition for the immediate intervention and prohibition of the early...

  • YAWC Network Liberia Chapter held a day-long Christmas Outreach

    YAWC Network Liberia Chapter held a day-long Christmas Outreach

    YAWC Network Liberia Chapter on today held a day-long Christmas outreach at the Christian Relief Ministry, a local orphanage and underprivileged home in Duport Road- Paynesville, Liberia. As part of the day’s event, members of the organization donated food and non-food items to the Management of  the Institution ahead of the Christmas celebration. Items donated...

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  • Nyanquellah Livingstone: Reforming the Downcast- YAWC Network

    Nyanquellah Livingstone: Reforming the Downcast- YAWC Network

    Nyanquellah Livingstone is a member of the YAWC Network, Liberia Chapter. She is a Nurse, Mental Health Clinician and an Evangelist. Livingstone runs a Non-profit Organization named ‘Raising Godly Generation’ in Liberia. The organization aims to support substance abusers, street children, people with mental health problems and disadvantaged women and girls in the community. Raising...

  • YAWC Network Leadership To Hold Extraordinary Summit On Cameroon Crises

    YAWC Network Leadership To Hold Extraordinary Summit On Cameroon Crises

    The Young African Women Congress (YAWC) Network Leadership will hold an extraordinary summit to discuss the on-going crises in the two Anglophone regions in Cameroon. This follows recent killings of children who were in school and it is believed to be related to a long standing misunderstanding between the regions. In a letter written to...

  • #justice4uwa:Uwa’s Killers Found

    #justice4uwa:Uwa’s Killers Found

    Uwaila Vera Omozuwa, a student of UNIBEN in Nigeria who was raped and killed in church will find the justice she deserves even after her death. The death of Uwa came as a shock and a disheartening one as such, judging from how she was cruelly murdered. As the case was followed up by the...

  • Teenage Pregnancy and Early Child Marriage

    Teenage Pregnancy and Early Child Marriage

    Early Child Marriage and Teenage Pregnancy are two issues that have regrettably come to stay in our local communities. They have become so common as to the norm in some places with rural and coastal Ghana recording quite alarming rates. It has not yet been established why their occurrence seem to be prevalent in these...

  • SEX FOR JOB: A lady recount her experience

    One faithful morning, ten years back, I was on my way for an interview. While in a public vehicle, I met up with a classmate I have not seen for over five years. We talked throughout the journey, and I told her I was on my way for an interview, hoping this time around, I...

  • Nyanquellah Livingstone: Reforming the Downcast- YAWC Network

    Nyanquellah Livingstone: Reforming the Downcast- YAWC Network

    Nyanquellah Livingstone is a member of the YAWC Network, Liberia Chapter. She is a Nurse, Mental Health Clinician and an Evangelist. Livingstone runs a Non-profit Organization named ‘Raising Godly Generation’ in Liberia. The organization aims to support substance abusers, street children, people with mental health problems and disadvantaged women and girls in the community. Raising...

  • NIGERIA TO HOST YAWC 2024 ANNUAL GLOBAL CONVOCATION

    NIGERIA TO HOST YAWC 2024 ANNUAL GLOBAL CONVOCATION

    The Young African Women Congress (YAWC) 2024 Annual Global Convocation is set to take place in Abuja, the administrative capital of Nigeria from 27th to 31st October, 2024 under the theme, “Enhancing Women’s Economic Empowerment through Technology and Innovation. Since its inception in 2016, the Young African Women Congress convocation has impacted thousands of young...

    Read More
  • YAWC NETWORK GHANA CHAPTER HOLDS NATIONAL SUMMIT IN ACCRA

    YAWC NETWORK GHANA CHAPTER HOLDS NATIONAL SUMMIT IN ACCRA

    The Young African Women Congress (YAWC) Network, Ghana chapter has successfully hosted its annual national summit at the African Regent Hotel in Accra on Saturday, April 27, 2024. The event featured distinguished speakers including COP Maame Tiwaa Addo Danquah, Executive Director of Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), Ghana; Maataa Opare, ESQ., Group Head of...

  • Petition to intervene in the Early Child Marriage of Naa Okromo of Nungua, Accra.

    Petition to intervene in the Early Child Marriage of Naa Okromo of Nungua, Accra.

    To: Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Ghana; Ghana Police Service; Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Ghana; Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Ghana; and Ministry of Education, Ghana. We, the members of the Young African Women Congress (YAWC) Network urgently petition for the immediate intervention and prohibition of the early...

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First Ladies

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Heads of States

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