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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  • Referendum on the Eighth Amendment 2018The YWCA Ireland community includes people with a diversity of views on the upcoming Referendum on the Eighth Amendment.  Therefore, in relation to the Referendum, the Association is not advocating a position in the debate. YWCA Ireland encourages an ethos of understanding and respect throughout the Referendum discourse. YWCA Ireland...
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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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  • Day 5: What’s Next?Throughout this conference, women from all over the world came together to discuss the issue of women on the move. Every short lecture, every activity, and even break-time and lunch discussions added to the atmosphere of positive change surrounding this issue. Each person brought a perspective, their voice to share,...
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