Welcome to YWCA Scotland - The Young Women's Movement

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

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There is no excuse for violence against women and there is no excuse for ignoring it.




Imagine a week without violence. YWCA Week Without Violence (13-19 October 2014) is a global initiative that has been running for 20 years. This year we are doing something different. World YWCA General Secretary Nyaradzayi explains...



Around the world women are sharing raw testimonies of their experiences to empower and inspire others. View the stories here at worldywca.org/noXcuses. Follow all the action on social media via #noXcuses

NEWSFLASH!

2014 marks a new chapter for YWCA Scotland. We have now finalised an exciting five year development plan, recruited a Leadership Team and can't wait to launch Scotland's new Young Women's Movement in 2015. 

Be the first to hear what we're up to by following @YWCA_Scotland on Twitter or youngwomenscot on Instagram.




YWCA women report back on the world's first Girl Summit


On 22 July 2014, several million pounds were pledged to ending female genital cutting (FGM) and child marriage at the world's first Girl Summit in London. YWCA Scotland and YWCA GB were there.

Read  Kara's  Girl Summit story on the Huffington Post blog here >


Read YWCA GB General Secretary Heather's thoughts here>