The YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand (YWCA of A/NZ) is a national organisation representing local YWCA Member Associations, where the all-important ground work takes place, and is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the YWCA movement in this country.

We are part of a global YWCA network spanning more than 100 countries, and as an Affiliated Member Association of the World YWCA, the YWCA of A/NZ is guided by the World YWCA strategic priorities: transformative young women and girls’ leadership; violence against women and girls; child, early and forced marriage; peace and justice; sexual reproductive health and rights; economic empowerment and Information, Communication and Technology (ICT); social, economic and environmental justice; and faith and culture.

Core to our global movement is a commitment to good governance and young women’s representation in decision-making.  With a Constitutional requirement for 25% young women (aged 30 years or younger) on our board, we actively support young women’s leadership.

You can read our Constitution here.