Young Women’s Christian Association Ireland
YWCA Ireland (Young Women’s Christian Association of Ireland) is a national membership- based women’s organisation and registered charity affiliated with the World YWCA movement. The Association is ‘all island’ and is formed by 5 local associations in Dublin, Greystones, Monaghan, Newcastle (Co. Down) and Lisburn that provide a wide range of activities including youth work, faith activities, children’s clubs, mothers and toddlers, lunch clubs, accommodation provision and awareness raising activities. At a national level YWCA Ireland seeks to support and encourage women as they lead change in our society. Key priorities include faith, gender equality, women’s leadership and social justice.
“The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!” – Anne Frank
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- World YWCA and YMCA Week of Prayer 2016This week, the World YWCA and the World YMCA will observe the World Week of Prayer with the theme “Leaving no one Behind.” The two organisations have collaborated on this tradition since 1904. The theme of the 2016 World Week of Prayer is designed to help us reflect on our...
- Applications Open for EYWCA Study Session!From the 12-15 of December 2016 the European YWCA will host a Study Session at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg, France, in partnership with the Council of Europe. They are searching for 35 young women, aged 30 or under, to participate in the study session on the theme ’empowering...
- Women’s Right’s and CEDAWOn Thursday 6th October, YWCA Ireland participated in a National Women’s Council of Ireland seminar on Women’s Rights and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Adopted by the United Nations in 1979, CEDAW is often referred to as the international bill of rights...