YWCA Australia is a feminist organisation focused on improving gender equality for women, young women and girls. Together we challenge the systems, structures and policies that act as barriers to women, especially young women, achieving their full potential.
Our evidence-based programs and services aim to be inclusive of all women and offer support with housing, homelessness, safety and wellbeing. We aim to positively impact the lives of more than two million women, young women and girls by the end of 2023.
Our members and supporters are passionate about advancing gender equality in Australia and seek to actively contribute to creating a future where all women, young women and girls are safe and respected, with equal access to power, opportunity and resources.
Vision: All women, young women and girls are safe and respected, with equal access to power, opportunity and resources.
Purpose: To be a strong, unified, national feminist organisation for women, young women and girls, working to achieve gender equality.
Values: Feminism, Inclusion, Excellence, Innovation, Integrity
Our Advocacy Positions
Housing: YWCA Australia advocates for and provides increased access to safe and affordable housing options for women, young women and girls. Housing is a human right and a fundamental basis to the realisation of gender equality.
Safety and wellbeing: YWCA Australia advocates for policies and legislation that prevents violence and promotes gender equality. We offer a range of programs across Australia which enable women to improve their safety, wellbeing and economic resilience.
Leadership: YWCA Australia advocates for, and provides opportunities for, young women to develop their leadership identity and purpose. We provide the opportunity for women to lead a movement to create positive change, transform power structures and advance gender equality.