Young Women's Christian Association - Ramallah

Empowering Youth - Promoting Equality

ABOUT THE YWCA

Historical Background

 The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) is one of the world’s leading women’s organizations; with 25 million members in 110 countries. There have been YWCA groups in Palestine since 1893 in the towns of Jaffa and Jerusalem but the YWCA was formally established in Jerusalem in 1918 but its general work was done ...

Mission & Vision

VISION : The YWCA of Ramallah envisions an independent and free Palestinian democratic state where ...

Mission : The YWCA of Ramallah supports and aspires to create women leadership ...

Our Guiding Values and Principles: The YWCA holds the principles of social justice, equality, and democracy to ...

We Operate in Unity | We Promote Peace and Justice | We Believe ...

Facilities

The YWCA’s old premises:  Located in Ein Samaa’n and surrounded by pine trees, the old headquarters ...

Children’s Garden Project:  The process of ongoing construction and the urban sprawl in the city of Ramallah has ...

The YWCA’s new premises; The multipurpose building:  Located just opposite of the old premises, the 5 floor-building is designed to ...

VTC

Background: The YWCA of Ramallah was mainly a camp site for summer programs before evolving into a full fledged association with its own general assembly and board of directors. It was in the early 90s when and for a period of a year or two it hosted and administered a translation program, as well as a variety of short courses in computer skills, languages, sewing, and food production. Members of the board of directors took an active role in the day to day ...