European Young Women's Christian Association (The European YWCA)
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1979 Geneva Switzerland
Initiated 1971, Accra (Ghana) at World YWCA Council Meeting, with the idea of en European Liaison Group to be coordinated by representatives of national associations. Responsibility of the Secretariat of the European YWCA assumed by: YWCA UK (1971); YWCA Greece (1975); YWCA Belgium (1983). Constitution amended: 1987. European YWCA Administrative Office moved to Geneva (Switzerland), 2004.
Develop the leadership and collective power of women and girls to achieve women’s rights, gender equality, justice, peace, health, human dignity, freedom, a world free of discrimination, and a sustainable environment for all people; unite member associations in a European movement and provide opportunities for mutual learning and exchange; represent interests of member associations and act on their behalf in matters for which it has received authority; influence the policy of European institutions on issues relevant to women and girls; promote youth and equality policy to increase the participation of young women in society as well as in decision-making processes.
Events2023-05-18 | Antwerp, Belgium – General Assembly
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General Assembly (every 2 years); European Board. Seat in Stockholm (Sweden).
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