Young Women's Christian Association


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1.An organization for promoting the spiritual, intellectual, social, and economic welfare of young women, originating in 1855 with Lady Kinnaird's home for young women, and Miss Emma Robert's prayer union for young women,in England, which were combined in the year 1884 as a national association. Now nearly all the civilized countries, and esp. the United States, have local, national, and international organizations. See also the similar organizations Young Men's Christian Association and YMHA.
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WAR PHOTO Discovered inside an old book last year, it shows members of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA, now The Young Women's Movement) running a mobile canteen at Glasgow's Yorkhill Docks in 1941.
An artist, painter, negotiator and diplomat, Baki told her inspiring story to supporters last week at the Young Women's Christian Association.
To uphold this mission, Healing Waters welcomed seven women from the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Wichita on Monday, March 24 and provided a positive touch through free PureMD[R] luxe facials.
Drawing on participatory action research conducted in the early 2000s at the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) in Troy-Cohoes in the state of New York, she criticises that the distributive paradigm too readily assumes that people are lacking access, skills and knowledge rather than seeing them as knowledgeable and skilled agents subjected to exploitative uses of technology.
The 1952 picture that sparked Audrey's memories (right) is of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) members giving a physical fitness display to music at an open day at their New North Road HQ.
The Brandon Young Women's Christian Association opened in 1907, in a three-storey building on 14th Street.
After 155 years, the Young Women's Christian Association will now be known as Platform 51, the charity announced earlier this month.
A $20,000 grant to Young Women's Christian Association of Central Massachusetts' Battered Women Resources will allow for the expansion of their high-risk response model for domestic violence to Gardner and Winchendon.
As Collier-Thomas notes, African-American women's groups often leveraged their power by joining and forming coalitions with groups representing White women and other Christians, including the Women's Christian Temperance Union, Church Women United and the Young Women's Christian Association, where Height did some of her early work on race relations.
She is a graduate from Delhi University and had taken vocational courses from the young Women's Christian Association.
I got to know about your organisation and magazine recently when I had an interview with the World Young Women's Christian Association Secretary General, Nyaradzayi Gumbonzanda.

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