We support young women's leadership, safe spaces, sexuality & health, and economic independence.


The YWCA works right across the country.

The YWCA is present in four main centres across the country and our services include running free community programmes on topics such as young womenโ€™s leadership, financial literacy, and safety; advocating on issues facing young women today, such as equal pay; emergency accommodation in Christchurch; operating hostels in Whangarei, Auckland and Hamilton, and so much more.


We're part of the largest women's movement in the world, founded over 160 years ago.

The YWCA was founded in the United Kingdom in 1855, and has been active in Aotearoa New Zealand since 1878. The YWCA is in more than 120 countries worldwide, reaching over 25 million women. 


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