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Advocacy

The YW is a member association of YWCA Canada (http://ywcacanada.ca/en), and through YWCA Canada, of World YWCA (http://www.worldywca.org), the oldest and largest women’s rights organization in the world.

As a member association of the YWCA, the YW is part of a global movement working for women’s empowerment, leadership and rights in more than 120 countries and 20,000 local communities. Empowering women and girls is our way to change the world. Our members and supporters include women from many different faiths, ages, backgrounds, beliefs and cultures. Our common goal is that "by 2035, 100 million women and girls will transform power structures to create justice, gender equality and a world without violence and war, inclusive of all women".

The YW actively works to influence policies, regulations and norms which obstruct the rights and leadership potential of women and girls. We bring the voices of women and girls to our decision-making tables, and we create opportunities for them to advocate for their rights.