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World Young Women's Christian Association

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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:
    Year of registration: 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
  • Fundraising campaigns
  • Grants from Governments
  • Funds from other Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Foreign and international grants
  • Funds from Religious Institutions
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