Since its founding in 1855, the YWCA has provided safe spaces to women and girls in the heart of local communities.
The YWCA has been focused on development and contribution in bringing together young women advocates. On March 5, 2013, at the Commission on the Status of Women 2013, the World YWCA hosted the sessionwith the official launch of the World YWCA report – The Future Young Women Want: A Global Call to Act.
In 1999, YWCA women from around the world had a dream to expand the resources and opportunities for the leadership development of women and girls. This dream became reality in 2007 when the YWCA Power to Change Fund was launched with an endowment of USD $10 million and a further USD $5 million for programmes, thanks to the generosity of thousands of women and men.
This position paper guides the collective efforts of the YWCA movement to eliminate all forms of violence.
The World YWCA works to promote social, economic, cultural, religious and political rights of women and girls through advocacy and related programmes and services. The World YWCA’s advocacy agenda 2012-2015 focuses on three priority areas:
In this book you will meet young women from all over the world, who have shaken their communities as peer counselors and educators, as care givers and as people living openly with HIV or AIDS; giving hope to many and promoting a humanistic response to the pandemic.
Climate change is one of the most urgent issues of our time. While the impacts of hurricanes, droughts, floods, and heat waves are already widespread, women are particularly vulnerable to its impacts. At the same time, women are taking leadership in curbing the impacts of climate change.
‘Empowering Young Women to Lead Change’ is a training tool for young women to catalyse positive change in their lives and communities. It is designed by and for young women, as part of the World YWCA's commitment to developing effective young women leaders and is available in English, French and Spanish.
Prepared by YWCA members around the world, these Bible studies focus on refugees and immigrants, women and work, women and their bodies, health and the environment, justice and peace.
The World YWCA took the opportunity at the worlds largest international AIDS conference in Mexico City to launch ‘Nothing About Us Without Us: a report from the HIV-Positive Women’s Forum’ on August 4, 2008.