YWCA is Global Non Government Organization with 125 countries and 25 millions members world wide. YWCA of Korea has 52 local YWCAs and 90 thousands members in Korea. Practicing Christ's love through development of women's leadership and promote active participation of communities with open mind and passion. Making the healthy society via enrich sharing community.
YWCA of Korea has served the neighborhood and society with a Christian spirit full of love and respect and a Young spirit full of passion, spiritual awakening and self-examination. Moreover, YWCA of Korea does their best and every effort in brought 'Peace, Justice and Order of Creation' to this society.
The history of YWCA of Korea started in Japanese colonial time which the most suffered period of Korean history. Ironically, the seed of life was planted in the most dark time. Kim Hwal-lan, Kim Pil-lye,and Yoo Kak-kyung the 3 founders brought a ray of light to women in Korea through their sympathy to society and sense of duty. YWCA of Korea maintained and continue the life and hope to women in Korea by working for women's right & welfare, social justice & peace and respect of environment & life for last 90 years.
Young Movement leading to the future with young thought & spirit and acting adventurously & enterprisingly
Women Movement developing women's leadership for the sake of women's active social participation and improved status
Christian Movement establishing social justice and peace through the practice of the Jesus Christ's love
Association proceeding by members all over the nation involving as a main agent of democratic YWCA organizations
Global networking as a member association of World YWCA working for World Peace with YWCA sisters all around the world
The YWCA of Korea aims to help young women confess God the Creator and the Master of history, recognize the sister/brotherhood of all humankind in God and build an inclusive world where justice, peace and the order of creation
are promoted and sustained through the practice of the teachings of Jesus Christ into one's life.
YWCA Priority 1. Justice with Care
YWCA of Korea respects the value of care-service. Through the care-service, YWCA provides a fair pay for care-service provider and try to accomplish the just society where no women is discriminated or limited in social-economic field the reason of giving birth or raising her children.
YWCA Priority 2. Peace by Share
YWCA of Korea supports North Korean residents and refugees, especially women and children. Through relief of powdered milk for valanced nutrition for infants and medical supplies and try to accomplish the peaceful society where respect the multi-cultural characteristic and build support system that guarantee a security and protection of human right.
YWCA Priority 3. Youth Leadership development
YWCA of Korea raises young leaders who actively participates civil right movement and women movement with the gender-equality perspective and try to accomplish the society of voluntary social participation of the young and enhancement of citizenship.
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