Leadership-1Investing in young women’s leadership has always been a core priority of the YWCA movement. Today 25% of the World YWCA Governing Board is comprised of young women, and the YWCA is also providing space and support for girls and adolescents for life-long impacts.

Over the next four years, the World YWCA will ensure the full implementation of a human rights-based approach to young women and girls’ leadership in the context of shared, transformative and intergenerational leadership. The YWCA movement will implement a YWCA International Leadership Academy for, and led by, young women and girls, with the support of both the World YWCA and the movement.

This ambitious project will focus on training, mobilising and empowering young women and girls to improve their lives and those of their communities, while influencing global and regional policy, such as the post-2015 development agenda. Read the full fact sheet here.