Building upon the prayers that have been spoken for over 100 years; staff, members, friends and well-wishers of the World YWCA and World Alliance of YMCAs gathered at the Ecumenical Centre’s Chapel in Geneva, Switzerland today November 12, 2012. Together they worshiped and opened the Week of Prayer and World Fellowship.
World YWCA Day is celebrated annually on April 24 and is an opportunity for YWCAs around the world to commemorate the history of this special movement.
For over a century the YWCA and YMCA movements have issued a joint call to pray in the month of November as an important reminder of the spiritual vision that drives their efforts to create a better world for all people.
The International AIDS Conference is the most important gathering for the release and discussion of scientific, programmatic and policy developments in the global response to HIV and AIDS.
United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
The World YWCA Council is the governing body of the World YWCA. Every four years this Council brings together representatives from each affiliated Member Association to elect the members of the World YWCA Board, set the priorities for the coming years’ work and determine policy through resolutions and recommendations.