Welcome to YWCA Scotland - The Young Women's Movement

YWCA Scotland is a feminist organisation and part of the biggest young women’s movement in the world.  We encourage girls and young women to challenge inequality and become their own leaders.

New website, blog and branding coming up next month. In the meantime, be the first to hear what we're up to by following us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram @youngwomenscot

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We're Hiring!

YWCA Scotland – The Young Women’s Movement is looking to recruit two dynamic individuals who have a strong commitment to our vision and values. For more information, visit Goodmoves.

The Inside Scoop on 2015 UN Commission on the Status of Women

Between 9 - 20 March 2015 global leaders and human rights activists gathered at the UN Headquarters in NYC to discuss gender equality
and empowerment of women and girls around the world. YWCA Scotland representatives Laurie Gayle and Kara Brown were there with over 90 other young YWCA women, reporting back on all that happened at UN CSW 59.

Read Kara's #CSW59 report on Girls' Globe.


Catch Up On Our #FairForWomen Twitter Chat

On Friday 6 March we held a #FairForWomen Twitter Chat in celebration of two of our favourite events - International Women’s Day and Fairtrade Fortnight. We wanted to get people thinking and chatting about the many ways in which fair trade, women’s rights and sustainable development are connected.

Check out the Storify summary of the event:

Kara (YWCA) & Sophie (Scottish Fair Trade Forum)


Our team of young feminist researchers are writing a report called ‘The Status of Young Women in Scotland’ to draw attention to the different challenges girls and young women face today.

Add your voice to the report at
youngwomenscotland.wordpress.com - no age limits apply.

Women Social Entrepreneurs' Chat Show 2015

On 11 March 2015 our friends at The Melting Pot put on a special themed show in aid of International Women’s Day.

Women Social Entrepreneurs Chat Show host
Claire was joined on the sofa by ‘new-comer’ Sylvia Douglas from MsMissMrs; ‘rock-steady’ Javita Narang from Weaving Destinations; and our very own Director, a 'life-timer' Jackie Scutt.

You can read the full press release here and watch the videos here!