YWCA World Service Council
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Join Us in Johannesburg!
November 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
From the 17th to the 22nd of November 2019, delegates and observers from YWCAs worldwide are gathering in Johannesburg, South Africa for the meeting of its highest decision and policy-making body, the YWCA World Council.
This landmark event, 29th since its establishment in 1855, will regenerate the worldwide YWCA movement, strengthen its impact at community, national and global levels, in order to transform lives, leaving no one behind.
World YWCA Council is an intergenerational and unique opportunity that brings together 300- 500 young women and women from more than 100 countries every four years to engage in a democratic decision-making process, setting the strategic priorities for an unstoppable movement. Altogether, YWCAs around the globe work to achieve gender equality for millions of women, young women and girls through the oldest and largest intersectional feminist movement on the planet.
The last World Council had the theme of Bold and Transformative Leadership – Towards 2035. It was hosted by the YWCA of Thailand on 11-16 October 2015 in Bangkok. In total, 477 Member Associations from 73 countries attended the event, and before Council opened, a two-day Young Women’s Forum was held.
World Council is the governing body and legislative authority of the World YWCA, where representatives from member associations elect the World YWCA Board and determine policies and priorities for the next four years.
At World Council you will meet your YWCA sisters from around the globe, exchange ideas, participate in workshops and hear top notch keynote speakers. For more information and registration, go the 2019 World YWCA Council website.