‘Tis the Season for Emerging Leaders!

It’s the season of WYA’s Emerging Leaders Conference (ELC) around the world! WYA North America has recently concluded their ELC in Kansas and Philadelphia. WYA Africa has also successfully hosted their ELC with Strathmore University last week. Meanwhile, WYA Europe’s ELC will surely engage young people from Brussels, Belgium this mid-November. If you don’t want to miss out on the last of the ELC line up, check out the Asia Pacific tab below. Apply Now!


The Business of Family Planning

How did family planning shift from being a “need” to a “demand”? 2018 Mary R. Smith awardee and current WYA Board member, Vinnie Santoro, sheds light on the economic aspect of the family planning industry and how it has influenced key players from public, private, and non-governmental organizations through her paper, “The Business of Family Planning”.

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UN Human Rights Body Distorts International Right to Life

WYA condemns the adoption of General Comment 36, which mischaracterizes the right to life in international law to include abortion and assisted suicide. Read our full statement below. Learn more about reproductive and maternal health in international law and policy here.

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WYA Celebrates 20 Years of Defending Human Dignity

20 years of working with young people around the world. 20 years of building a culture that supports and nurtures the dignity of each human person. 20 years of courage. Celebrate WYA great 20s on March 30, 2019 at the Lotos Club.

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$10,000 Scholarship Opportunity for WYA Members

Minerva is an unprecedented, global university program that prepares future leaders who will serve their community and world. Minerva students live and learn in seven world cities (San Francisco, Berlin, Buenos Aires, and more) during their four years, studying in small, interactive seminars. Minerva is offering one $10,000 need-based scholarship for a qualified WYA student to join the Class of 2023. Applications are free and the Early Action deadline is November 1, 2018.

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Upcoming Events

December 1-8: Furaha Camp | Eagles Point Camp, Kenya

December 6-7: North America Emerging Leaders Conference | Harvard University, Boston MA

December 13-16: European Youth United | Madrid, Spain

December 15: WYA Africa End of Year Barbecue | Nairobi, Kenya

WYA Around the World


WYA Africa Kenya High School Club Visits Makimei Children’s Home

WYA Statement: Fifth International Conference on Family Planning in Rwanda


WYA Europe holds CTP in Lviv, Ukraine

WYA Europe holds CTP Trainers Training in Pamplona

WYA Croatia Announces 6th WYA Week

Puzzling Report on Human Rights and Democracy Passes in the EU Comm. for Foreign Affairs

Latin America

WYALA Visits Academia Maddox

WYALA Visits Colegio Montini



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