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.


YWCA USA Annual Conference Agenda and Honorees Announced

April 27, 2015

The YWCA USA’s annual conference is being held June 4-6 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. This year’s theme is “Our Collective Power.” Thursday will be spent on Capitol Hill where a sea of persimmon will be visible advocating on multi-issues including racial profiling, guns and domestic violence, and our family agenda work. …..

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World YWCA Delegation to CSW Welcomed at Reception

March 12, 2015

  One hundred World YWCA delegates representing 43 countries to the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women were hosted at a welcome reception by YWCA USA and YWCA World Service Council during the evening of International Women’s Day, March 8. The event, which took place at the Affinia Shelburne Hotel where the World YWCA …..

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10-year-old Maka is the youngest World YWCA delegate to CSW

March 10, 2015

It all started with a simple invitation to this extraordinary young girl from Zimbabwe, Makanaka Chikowero, for her to come to New York to participate in the Young Women and Girls Forum hosted by the World YWCA and UN Women on March 7th in commemoration of the commitments made in Beijing for women 20 years …..

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