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.


Reception to Welcome World YWCA to CSW 60

February 2, 2016

Join the World YWCA delegation to the UN’s 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women for a welcoming reception & informational forum hosted by the YWCA USA and the YWCA World Service Council Sunday, March 13 from 5:30-7:30 at The Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York City The theme of CSW …..

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95th WSC Annual Meeting Highlights

December 3, 2015

The 95th Annual Meeting of the World Service Council (WSC), held Nov. 12th at the Cosmopolitan Club in New York City, was rich in content and well attended. The program re-energized all of us in the work we do for women and children here and abroad. YWCA CEO Dara Richardson-Heron gave an impressive report with …..

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World Council 2015 envisions a better world for young women

October 22, 2015

More than 400 women from 73 countries gathered in Bangkok, Thailand for the 28th YWCA World Council Oct. 11-17. The YWCA USA delegation was 38 strong with CEO Dara Richardson-Heron and National Board Chair Marsha Henderson heading up the six voting delegates that included Paula Penebaker, Andrea Thaxton, Devan Drabik and Eileen Qui. World Service …..

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  1. Reception to Welcome World YWCA to CSW

    March 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  2. Commission on the Status of Women Sessions

    March 14 - March 23

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