March 25, 2021 – In celebration of WYA’s 22nd birthday, WYA North America is thrilled to announce an exciting new initiative for monthly donors: the Pink Flyer Giving Society. Donors who pledge just $5 per month will be considered members of this society and will receive exclusive WYA North America updates, early event registration, and even some WYA swag as a token of our appreciation.
The Pink Flyer Giving Society takes its inspiration from the story of WYA’s founding. On March 25, 1999, 21-year-old Anna Halpine took a stand. While observing the Conference on Population and Development, she witnessed a group of thirty-two young people make a statement. Claiming to represent all three billion of the world’s youth, they demanded abortion as a human right, sexual rights for children, and the deletion of parental rights. The group of young people characterized these as necessary for development, but ignored basic needs such as clean water, education, and employment. This spurred Anna to action.
The next morning, she returned to the Commission with a few others and distributed bright pink flyers offering a more holistic view of the human person and human needs. With human dignity as her focus, Anna called on delegates to discuss topics addressing basic human needs and rights. Her statement was so well-received by delegations that she was asked to maintain a permanent presence at the United Nations and work with youth from developing countries. The World Youth Alliance was born.
From its inception, WYA has drawn its strength from the grassroots; from ordinary people with extraordinary determination; from small gestures with a big impact, just like that pink flyer. This tradition lives on in the Pink Flyer Giving Society.
If you’re from the North America region and are interested in becoming a member of the Pink Flyer Giving Society, you can follow these easy steps:
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