YWCA World Council

The 28th World YWCA Council 

Bold and Transformative Leadership - Towards 2015

The World YWCA Council is the largest gathering of YWCA members from all around the world. It is a time for membership engagement, decision-making, reflections and most importantly networking and having fun.

It is organised every four years by the World YWCA and in 2015 the host for the  World Council is the  YWCA of Thailand.  The World Council is the legislative authority and governing body of the World YWCA. During this auspicious event, representatives from each affiliated association come together to elect the members of the World YWCA Board, to set priorities for the coming years work and to determine policies through resolutions. The Council also provides practical training and education on the priority issues of the global movement.  It is also a collectively empowering environment for the 600-800 women expected to take part from over 100 countries. It is a place of celebration of women’s leadership and of building vision for the future.

Who is coming?

  • There will be 600-800 voting delegates and observers from 108 YWCA associations -  a unique mix of YWCA leadership, fundraisers, young women leaders, communications, programme officers,  and all leaders and influencers in the movement
  • Representatives from partner organisations and donors 

Where and when?

 World Council 2015 will take place in Bangkok,Thailand from October 11 to 16, 2015.

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