The YWCA movement

Internationally, the YWCA is one of the world’s largest women’s organisations, with representation in 120 countries and a global outreach of 25 million women and girls.

As part of the international movement, YWCA Canberra seeks to play its part in working for a world where reconciliation, justice, peace, health, human dignity, freedom and care for the environment are promoted and sustained through women’s leadership.

Nine Member Associations recently merged to become a national YWCA Australia. You can read more about the national merged organisation.

With the merger now completed, YWCA Canberra and YWCA Hunter Region will be Affiliates of YWCA Australia. As Affiliates, we can participate at both the national and international level as a YWCA.

An Affiliate Agreement provides for continued collaboration on existing programs and a partnership agreement for future programs within the ACT & Hunter Valley regions. We will continue to contribute to a national advocacy platform through YWCA Australia and continue to be linked to YWCA World.

If you are interested in getting involved in the work of YWCA Canberra, we encourage you to become a member. To be a member of YWCA Canberra is to be part of a dynamic organisation that empowers women, girls, and communities. We are at the forefront of responding to the needs of women through our community work and programs in children’s services, youth services, family services, health and wellbeing, housing support, community development, education and training, and leadership and advocacy.