World Young Women's Christian Association (World YWCA)
The Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) was the daughter of the industrial revolution, which, from the middle of the nineteenth century started the movement of women and girls out of the home and rural areas and into factories throughout the Western world.
The World YWCA Council is the quadrennial legislative meeting of the World YWCA, which brings together over 600 representatives from over 108 member associations affiliated to the global YWCA movement.
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 focuses on four priority areas:
1.Young Women's Leadership
2. Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, HIV and AIDS
3. Violence Against WomenSee more