LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Britain’s newest global youth charity, the World Youth Organization, has
announced it will hold its first ever International Women’s Day summit
on 8th March. With several guest speakers ranging from
businesswomen from BT to an Afghan refugee, the charity has been
accepting videos from young women around the world, explaining what
International Women’s Day means to them.
Mhairi Black, the youngest MP for a generation, has also announced her
support the World Youth Organization Summit to celebrate International
Women’s Day after tweeting a photo of her with the World Youth
Organization logo earlier this week.
Hundreds of videos have been submitted and compiled into a compilation
by CEO Kieran Goodwin and the WYO media team. The charity’s true global
reach was shown when the initiative was announced via Twitter and videos
from Turkey, Russia, Germany, Britain, United States, Pakistan, UAE, New
Zealand, Lebanon, Sweden, Canada and Denmark were received within days.
The theme of the event is accelerating gender parity and will include
several speakers, workshops and films throughout the day with
registration available for free at www.worldyo.org/IWD.
After launching the charity last month in the Houses of Parliament,
Kieran Goodwin, the youngest global charity CEO in Britain at just 17
years of age, is making remarkable progress with the charity. The
International Women’s Day event is one of many international programmes
set to take place in 2016. The World Youth Organization have confirmed
they will be travelling to the Middle East in the summer of this year,
with the aim of providing educational opportunities for children in
The launch of the WYO app has received thousands of downloads after it
was released on Android on 1st February, and will be soon be available
on the iTunes App Store. While the World Youth Organization will be
celebrating the political, social, cultural and economic achievements of
women on the 8th March in London, the fight against the
stereotypes of young people will continue with so many initiatives
already announced and many more in the pipeline.
World Youth Organization
Head of Media Relations