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YWCA Publications

Celebrating our Faith : A worship guide

As a women's faith based organization, we are called upon to celebrate our faith in all our diversity. We are happy to share with you this worship guide prepared for World Council 2015.

Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights for Adolescents in Sub Saharan Africa

This fact sheet was drawn up following the World YWCA Training Institute in Arusha, Tanzania in March 2014 in partnership with ARROW. The World YWCA is part of the global ARROW project The Global South, which aims to give southern civil society the means and avenue of articulating a regional Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) agenda and distilling regional agendas into a global SRHR agenda. This fact sheet is to be used as a resource for advocates, sexuality educators, young people, service providers and others working to advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people. 

World YWCA Support Married Girls and Young Mothers

A call to advocate for the actions that protect the dignity and rights of young women and girls in marriage.

YWCA Safe Spaces for Women and Girls: A Global Model for Change

Since its founding in 1855, the YWCA has provided safe spaces to women and girls in the heart of local communities.

Empowering Young Women to Lead Change

‘Empowering Young Women to Lead Change’ is a training tool for young women to catalyse positive change in their lives and communities. It is designed by and for young women, as part of the World YWCA's commitment to developing effective young women leaders and is available in English, French and Spanish.

Journey of Faith: The History of the World YWCA 1945-1994

Historian Carole Seymour-Jones chronicles the turbulent years of 1945-1994.