The World YWCA is a global network of women leading social and economic change in 125 countries worldwide. It advocates for peace, justice, human rights and the environment, and has been at the forefront of raising the status of women since it was founded in 1855.  The World YWCA develops women’s leadership to find local solutions to the global inequalities faced by women. Each year, it reaches more than 25 million women and girls through work in 22,000 communities.  The World YWCA was one of the first organizations to bring Women’s Human Rights onto the United Nations agenda. YWCA leaders chaired the very first international conference on women and influenced many of the early resolutions and priorities of the UN Commission on the Status of Women. 

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