Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) was founded by a group of devoted Christian women in 1920. To uphold the principles of the World Young Women’s Christian Association (World YWCA), and follow Emma Robarts and Lady Mary Jane Kinnaird’s footsteps in gathering women with a prayer group and hostel that received young ladies who left home, the Association strives to advance the spiritual, mental, physical and social welfare of women, to promote their growth in Christian character and to cultivate Christian spirit of fellowship and service.
Since our inception, we have endeavored to strive for women’s rights such as eradicating illiteracy among women, promoting monogamy and “equal work for equal pay”. Advocating the caring spirit of Christ, and the purpose of “Enhancement of Life”, the Association now provides women-oriented services that moves with the times.
As a diversified social service organisation with more than 100 units all over Hong Kong, we have an annual service attendance exceeding 3 million, serving different groups of people in need, including toddlers, children, youth, women, adults, elderly and families.
Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association is a member association of the World YWCA, the largest international women organisation which was established in 1894, and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
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