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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  • Citizen’s Assembly Submission: Tackling Climate ChangeThe Citizen’s Assembly recently sought submissions in response to the question “how can the State make Ireland a leader in tackling global climate change?” The YWCA Ireland welcomed this opportunity to make a submission on behalf of our members, which you can find below.   Ireland; A State Approach to Empowering...
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  • Apply Now for YWCA Baggot Street RA Programme!The YWCA Dublin Resident Assistant (RA) programme provides an exciting opportunity for 4 women to enhance their work experience, hone their leadership skills and live in a dynamic and intercultural environment in our student residence in Dublin city centre from September 2017 – June 2018. During this time RAs are...
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  • World Congress on Women’s Mental HealthRecently, Zainab Ashraf attended the World Congress on Women’s Mental Health on behalf of YWCA Ireland. Below are her reflections on her experience: I was fortunate enough to come across information online about the 7th World Congress for the International Association of Women’s Mental Health (IAWMH). The association comes together...
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