Category Governance & Accountability

Who we are Overview

The World Young Women’s Christian Association (World YWCA) is a global movement working for women’s empowerment, leadership and rights in more than 120 countries and 20’000 local communities. Empowering women and girls is our way to change the world. Our members and supporters include women from many different faiths, ages, backgrounds, beliefs and…

Message from the General Secretary EN, FR, SP

Lire ce message en français Lee este mensaje en español   Dear sisters, Today marks my first official day as General Secretary of the World YWCA. I am honoured to take up this role and to serve this extraordinary movement of bold and ambitious women, young women and girls. This is an exciting…

YWCA International Leadership Academy

From 7 to 11 November 2016, the World YWCA is hosting an Experts Group Meeting (EGM) for the YWCA International Leadership Academy (YWLA) in Taipei, Taiwan. As agreed by the movement at the World Council in 2015, the YWCA is planning the first pilot of the accredited YWLA in 2018 and the launch will…

Register now: Regional Calls on the Proposed New Affiliation Fee Formula

We recently published the recommendations on the proposed new affiliation fee formula made by the Sustainability and Affiliation Fee Task Force. Now the World YWCA invites you to join a regional webinar to understand the proposal in more detail. Find out the full information and register by using the hyperlink by your region below: Pacific…

Task Force Recommends New Affiliation Fee Formula

Watch the French video Watch the Spanish video At World Council 2015, the movement voted to create a Task Force to establish a new affiliation fees policy. The aim of the new policy was to improve the sustainability of the World YWCA, while ensuring the affiliation fees were equitable for all member associations….

Feminist Futures! AWID Forum 2016

The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) is an international feminist membership organisation that works to achieve gender justice and women’s human rights by strengthening the collective voice, impact and influence of global women’s rights advocates, organizations and movements. For the 13th time, the #AWID Forum once again became the epicenter of…

YWCA Board shares key decisions from July meeting

From 25 to 29 July, the World YWCA Board met in Geneva to make several strategic decisions for the organisation. Here are a few highlights. Approving the 2015 financial statements and 2016 budget reforecast The Board approved the audited financial statements for 2015 as well as a re-forecasted budget for 2016. To address…

The YWCA Strategic Framework 2016-2019

For the next 20 years, the YWCA movement will develop five Strategic Frameworks that will serve as blueprints for implementation of Vision 2035. Each Strategic Framework will cover a four year period and it will guide the movement towards achieving Vision 2035. Individual YWCA Member Associations will incorporate the essential elements of the Vision…

About our logo

Our updated visual identity is designed to better reflect the kind of organisation we are: dynamic, global, transformational, diverse and inclusive. If you are a YWCA Member Association, and you would like to adopt our new logo for your own use, please contact us at communications@worldywca.org and we will be happy to provide you with…

Vision 2035

The Vision 2035 is designed to establish a clear objective for the future sustainability of the YWCA movement. The singular statement of commitment is to scale up our reach and impact on young women and girls as leaders and for the protection of their rights. The YWCA movement together with a global Working Group…

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