While the hopes of thousands of people are shattered by wars, migration, economic and political instability, young people keep facing new challenges to confront this harsh reality. In the International YCW, we believe that through our struggle, commitment and work, we will be able to achieve our goals and build a just society despite the obstacles that stand in our way. We are confident that the future will be better thanks to the joint effort of solidarity among those who believe in our movement and in the young workers who are the present and future of our society. We want to thank all those who believe in organized youth, in our task of education, in our struggles and our actions. The YCW, with nearly 100 years of existence, will continue to encourage young people to get organized, trained, and to build a dignified life for the workers. Let us renew this commitment to unity every year. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2024!
“Being a migrant worker or a refugee is not our dream. But there is no other choice to survive and improve our well-being and that of our families.”
December 18 has been International Migrants Day since it was established by the ILO in 2000. Of course, behind every day of commemoration, there are stories of men and women, and therefore good reasons to celebrate it every year.
We, the International Young Christian Workers (IYCW), support the commemoration of the International Migrants Day 2023. Youth migration and refugees are among our movement’s priority actions.
This November 25, the International YCW is joining in the celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
This day, dedicated to raising awareness and eradicating gender-based violence, encourages us to reflect on the persistent reality faced by women, teenage girls and young girls around the world.
We recognize that violence against women knows no borders, affecting all ages, ethnic groups, social classes and economic status. It is an assault on fundamental human rights and a major obstacle to the achievement of equality between men and women.
- The IYCW at UNESCO: Let’s Build a Peaceful Future for the New Generations
- The IYCW Calls for Social Justice that will Guarantee a Life with Dignity for All
- May 1st: Young Workers Demand Work, Justice and Equality for a Dignified Life
- Future Opportunities and Challenges for the Social and Solidarity Economy
- Young women workers are still struggling for equality, equity and dignity!
- International Conference of NGOs at UNESCO: The IYCW Calls for Empowering Programs for the Youth
- Statement of the Civil Society Organizations that attended the International Labour Conference
- November 13, 1882: 140th anniversary of the birth of Cardijn who, through the IYCW, keeps the flame of hope alive in the hearts of millions of young people
- “Called to Act for Just Work”
- The Economy of Francesco Global Event: Encounter, Bridges, Harvest, and Building a Better Economy Together