World Young Women's Christian Association

Organization's name: World Young Women's Christian Association
Organization's acronym: World YWCA
Headquarters address  
Address: 16, Ancienne Route1218 Grand Saconnex / Geneva


Switzerland
Phone: 41-22-929-6040
Fax: 41-22-929-6044
Email: worldoffice@worldywca.org
Web site: www.worldywca.org
Organization type: Non-governmental organization
Languages:
  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

Activities

Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:
Economic and Social:
  • Aging
  • Children
  • Debt Relief
  • Development
  • Environment
  • Extreme poverty
  • Family
  • Human Rights
  • Humanitarian Affairs
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Media
  • Micro-Credit
  • Migration
  • Peace and Security
  • Population
  • Refugees
  • Religion
  • Social Development
  • Statistics
  • Sustainable Development
  • Values
  • Violence
  • Volunteerism
  • Women
  • Youth

Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Capacity building
  • Education and training of women
  • Human rights of women
  • Indigenous women
  • Institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women
  • Service provision
  • The girl child
  • Trafficking in women and girls
  • Violence against women
  • Women and HIV/AIDS
  • Women and health
  • Women and poverty
  • Women and the environment
  • Women in power and decision-making
Geographic scope: International
Millennium Development Goals:
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Improve maternal health
Mission statement:
Year established (YYYY): 1894
Year of registration (YYYY): 1947
Organizational structure: Quadrennial World Council (General Assembly) World YWCA Board World YWCA office
Number and type of members: As of July 2011 the World YWCA has 108 affiliated national member associations.
Funding structure:
  • Membership fees or dues
  • Funds from Religious Institutions
  • Grants from Governments
  • Fundraising campaigns
  • Funds from other Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Foreign and international grants

Additional Information

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