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TNGO and the Maxwell Career Service Center presents: Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda

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The Transnational NGO Student Group and the Maxwell Career Service Center are proud to present: Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda Secretary General, World Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) A Career Talk Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda became General Secretary of World YWCA in 2007. YWCA, which has existed for 158 years, is a global network of women and young women leading social and economic change in 125 countries, reaching 25 million women and girls. Its work is inspired by Christian principles and a commitment to women’s full and equal participation in society. It is a volunteer membership movement, inclusive of women from many faiths, backgrounds, and cultures and advocates for peace, justice, human rights, and care of the environment. The World YWCA develops women’s leadership to find local solutions to global inequalities women face. Ms. Gumbonzvanda is a trained human rights lawyer with extensive experience in conflict resolution and mediation. She has been working on women and children’s human rights issues, with a special focus on crisis countries, for 25 years. Within the women’s movement, her focus is on violence against women, peace with justice, property rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and HIV and AIDS. Ms. Gumbonzvanda spent over 10 years with the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) in Eastern and Horn Africa, covering 13 countries. Before that she was a human rights officer with UNICEF in Liberia and Zimbabwe.

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