Transforming lives by giving Hope
YWCA is an inspirational movement for women empowerment and gender equality with emphasis on social justice and skill development and vocational education. This movement seeks to bring about a paradigm shift in the societal structure with women being equal contributors to the socio economic structure of the country.
Background of YWCA: The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) started its journey in 1855 by coming together of two like minded
women- Lady Mary Jane Kinnard and Chriatain Emma Robarts who laid the foundation of a strong and inspirational movement for women empowerment and skill development by giving hope and dignity to thousands of women all over the world.
About Us: YWCA of Delhi was initiated in order to cater to the needs of the society which needed immediate and diligent attention to those stratas of the society which are often ignored and those who undergo the most suffering. The strategic goal and inherent value of YWCA is to provide a helping hand to women who need support and seek care. After suffering from years of abuse and in search of hope to fulfill their aspirations as well as live a safe life, YWCA acts as a beacon of hope for thousands of women irrespective of caste or creed, religion or race.
YWCA of Delhi YWCA of Delhi was established more than a century ago in the year 1912 and is currently running for over a century of its journey. This organization is affiliated to World YWCA through the National body YWCA of India. It has gone from strength to strength with each passing year with active participation of the members and staff of YWCA of Delhi. It has been actively engaged in working towards women empowerment through the various departments and many projects which contribute towards the wellbeing of women. The various departments provide affordable education and vocational training to the students with great emphasis on skill development. The organization’s functions also lend a helping hand to the underprivileged women of the society by running in shelter homes, working towards environmental change to protect as well as preserve the environment, fighting towards women’s safety and bringing them justice while generating awareness about their individual rights. YWCA of Delhi is also teaching the society about religious tolerance through our various forums on Interfaith dialogue.
YWCA has tried in its endeavor to bring a paradigm shift in the lives of women through its various platforms and in this journey the civil society, the community and Government has been a big support for the organization. YWCA is therefore honored to have the above organizations as contributors to the realization of the vision of our organization.