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.

YWCA Movement Global Goal 2035
“By 2035, 100 million young women and girls will transform power structures to create justice, gender equality and a world without violence and war; leading a sustainable YWCA movement, inclusive of all women.” – YWCA Envisioning Goal 2035


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  • #PressforProgress on International Women’s Day***Trigger warning. This article discusses violence against women and girls***   International Women’s Day (IWD) takes place around the world each year on March 8th. The day presents the opportunity to celebrate the many advancements towards gender equality and women’s rights while also shining a light on the ongoing discrimination...
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  • Want to volunteer and live in YWCA Dublin?The YWCA in Dublin city centre is now inviting applications to become a volunteer on its two Resident Assistant programmes. The Summer Programme has 4 places with accommodation and food for the months of July and August 2018. The longer term Resident Assistant programme runs from September 2018 to the...
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  • 16 Days of Action Against Gender Based ViolenceBethany Barr, YWCA Dublin Resident Assistant, reflects on her participation in the 16 Days of Action against Gender Based Violence. Over the course of one week in December, I attended not one, but two events relating to violence against women in conjunction with the 16 days of activism against gender...
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