Founded in 1855
YWCA was founded in 1855 by two women in London to mirror the already established and respected YMCA in England. YWCA originally stood for the Young Women’s Christian Association. In Scotland, we are now simply called ‘YWCA’ and we are a secular movement (i.e. we are open to women of all faiths and none.)
The last ten years
Our changing agenda: A 21st century movement
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