28th World YWCA Council Adopts 2035 Vision Goal

The 28th World YWCA Council came to a close on Friday 16th of October 2015, with the adoption of the World YWCA Envisioning 2035 Goal. It was a momentous occasion when YWCA Member Associations rallied around a common vision for the future, with a commitment that:

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

This commitment anchors the organisation’s contribution to Sustainable Development Goal #5, achieving gender equality. The World Council also adopted the Strategic Framework and Budget for 2016 – 2019, which identifies key actions for delivering on the vision for the first four years on the road to 2035, with its focus on three priority areas:

  • Young women’s leadership;
  • Women’s rights; and
  • Sustainability.


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