Welcome to the website of the YWCA World Service Council (WSC), the philanthropic arm of the YWCA USA that focuses on fund raising for the World YWCA and its 122 country affiliates. The WSC invites you to explore this website and learn about the work and priorities of the YWCA worldwide in its advocacy for justice, peace, health, human rights, gender equality, and a sustainable environment.


UN’s Commission on the Status of Women Sessions to focus on post 2015 Development Goals with Regard to Women’s Equality.

January 29, 2015

The 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York March 9-20, 2015. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including the World YWCA from all regions of the world will attend the session. The World YWCA has actively campaigned to end …..

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World YWCA Prepares for 28th World Council in Thailand

January 29, 2015

With the theme Bold and Transformative Leadership – Towards 2035, the World YWCA is busy planning for the 28th World Council that will be held at the Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao in Bangkok, Thailand Oct. 11-17, 2015. The convention centre is ideally located in the city centre with superb surroundings. Bangkok is as …..

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94th Annual Meeting – WSC Celebrates with Special Guests from China

November 3, 2014

“What a great way to celebrate our 94 years of service to YWCA women around the world!”  Such were some of the words from the 60 members and friends attending the Annual Meeting of the World Service Council in New York on October 23rd as they welcomed two special leaders from China, Jin Wei and …..

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