Category Sustainability of the Movement

News on the Yearly progress Questionnaire

We are happy to announce that we are improving the four year questionnaire that you are all familiar with. From now on we will contact you with a short progress questionnaire on an annual basis. It will be a more powerful tool to show our impact as a movement and to measure progress toward the Strategic framework. Within the new survey,…

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…

Annual Report 2015

In 2015, conflict, natural disasters and terrorist attacks affected families and communities around the world. But we also witnessed big and bold positive developments on a grand scale – and this gives us hope for the future. In collaboration with the YWCA movement around the world, we trained more than 4.5 million women,…

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…

Tell us what you think: World Council 2019 Survey (EN, FR, ES)

We are starting to plan for World Council 2019, and we would love your feedback. Whether you have attended a World Council previously or not, please take 10 minutes to fill out a Survey Monkey and tell us what kind of event you would like to see in 2019. We welcome all ideas…

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….

Power to Change Fund: Apply before 5 July 2016

The DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 5 JULY 2016 Please send your applications and any questions to mandy.nogarede@worldywca.org, Programme Officer for Grant Management, with a copy to caterina.lemp@worldywca.org, Programme Officer for Membership Support. Download Application Form, Workplan Template and Budget Template: 2016 – P2C Application form.doc 542.00 kB 2016 – P2C Workplan.xlsx 17.12 kB…

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…

Sustaining the YWCA Movement

Building a strong YWCA brand has been at the centre of the World YWCA’s strategy during the past four years, as has strengthening the movement’s management structures both nationally and globally. The World YWCA has been regularly reviewing and maintaining compliance with its Standards of Good Management and Accountability (SGMA); focusing on Member…

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