Delegates at World YWCA Council 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa


At World Council 2019, the World YWCA adopted the Strategic Framework and Budget for 2020 – 2023, which identifies key actions for delivering on the vision and road ahead to reach Goal 2035:

By 2035, 100 million young women and girls transform power structures to create justice, gender equality and a world without violence and war; leading a sustainable YWCA movement, inclusive of all women.

Grounded in the vision and purpose of Goal 2035, the framework outlines an overarching strategy to achieving three main priorities, which include:

  • management and governance,
  • partnerships and communication
  • and engagement and mobilisation of girls, young women and women.

Read the current strategic framework here English French Spanish

Read the theory of change here English French Spanish