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International Women's Summit and World YWCA Council

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.

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. The meeting also provides practical training, education on the global movement’s priority issues, and a remarkable opportunity to network and share best practices from every region of the world. In conjunction with the World Council, the World YWCA organises a global conference on the cutting-edge issues in the lives of women.

In 2011, 1,000 women from across the globe representing the YWCA movement, non-profit organisations, government agencies, and private companies, gathered together at the World YWCA’s International Women’s Summit and World Council under the theme  Women Creating a Safe World. The event, held in Zurich, Switzerland from July 10 – 16, 2011, was hosted by the YWCA YMCA of Switzerland (CEVI).

The International Women’s Summit (IWS) – a two-day global conference, took place within the framework of World YWCA Council 2011. The main focus of discussions was on sexual and reproductive health and rights, HIV and AIDS, violence against women and peace with justice. It brought together international and community-based women’s rights activists, ecumenical and youth organisations, HIV positive women’s networks, media, researchers, advocates, governmental and inter-governmental representatives, YWCA delegates and other stakeholders and observers.

Visit the World YWCA Council website: www.worldywcacouncil.org