World YWCA Day is celebrated annually on April 24. YWCAs around the world observe the common membership and achievements in a movement that advances the human rights and leadership of women, young women and girls. Founded in 1920, HKYWCA aspires to promote a women movement advancing liberty and equality. Being firmly rooted in Christian faith and subscribed to basis of promoting the all-round development of individuals, efforts have been made to crusade the YWCA Movement, namely Christian Ministry, Women Affairs and Membership Affairs, to nurture both members and volunteers, and to encourage the unleashing of talents for the benefits of the society. To strengthen the YWCA Movement, the Association has been placing great emphasis on seeding new collaborations. Examples include: organising the Hong Kong Outstanding Women Volunteers Election, with the support of professional and women organisations, in appreciation of dedicated women volunteers; inviting the Outstanding Women Volunteers to join other YWCA volunteers to take part in the “Simple Just” volunteering scheme and serve underprivileged families. The initiative demonstrates embodiments of Christian values in social services led by women leaders; nurturing young woman leaders through “Hong Kong Women’s Voice” training platform to voice out for social issues and underprivileged groups with women’s perspective; welcoming the general public to experience the Association’s culture through different T Hub programmes; introducing the history of the Association with HKYWCA Gallery; and organising “Y-Walker Challenge” to motivate board members, committee members and staff to get familiar with the history and cultural heritage of the Association. The Challenge is later promoted to members of the community too. For more details concerning the YWCA Movement, HKYWCA Gallery and Y Hub programmes, please contact our Christian Ministry and Membership Department at 3476 1324.