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About Seoul YWCA







Seoul YWCA is one of 55 member associations of National YWCA of Korea. We have been working for women, children, and youth, consumer, environment to make a better society since its inauguration in 1922.

::: Motto

Women: Wind of Life, Reviver of the World

::: Mission

  Seoul YWCA should make a better society with;
   - faith in Christ
   - respect all living things
   - acceptance of diversity
   - active support for women's capacity building and empowerment

::: Core Priorities

  - Promoting women's human rights
  - Making a better educational environment for children
    and youth
  - Protecting the earth and environment


Contact
Phone: 82-2-3705-6047
Fax: 82-2-3705-6020
Homepage: http://www.seoulywca.or.kr/
Address : #1-1, Myeong-dong 1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul



WHAT IS YWCA?

Young movement proceeding to a vision with an open mind and passion

Women's movement developing women's leadership for the sake of their social participation and status improvement

Christian movement establishing social justice and peace through the practice of the love of Christ

Association.. Member's movement making healthy community by their voluntary participation

International movement working for world peace with about 25 million members all around the world

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Welcoming Ms.Chantanee Molee!

Seoul YWCA had a special guest to its office on the 2nd of November. Ms. Chantanee Molee, the Secretary General of the National YWCA of Thailand. Although she visited South Korea for travel with her college alumni during personal vacation, she kindly made time to visit us and had luncheon with Finance Committee including the President, Ms.Cho and Secretary General, Ms.Yang.



Ms.Chantanee also stopped by the National YWCA of Korea to see her old-friend Ms.Yoo who is the Secretary General. Ms.Chantanee got informed regarding current programs of YWCA in Korea and take a short tour to Seoul YWCA building.

Seoul YWCA was really happy to see her in our office, and will continue the close relationship between two Y.

Seoul YWCA news

Bongcheon Social Welfare center opened a "Youth volunteering school" during Aug 8th~11th.  It delivered basic understanding of volunteering, ICT skills for seniors, planning skills for community festivals which contribute to community development. 


Nowon women's development center hosted partner corporation meeting on July 8th. The 17 CEO of the partner companies and HR managers got together and discussed in-depth employment network and evaluate Nowon's service for job-seekers. Nowon will strengthen the relationship with the partners and expand stable working places for the people use the Nowon's services.





YWCA news in July&Agust

Gender equality education Boncheon Social Service Center carried out gender equailty education five times from May 14th to June 14th. The participants were the staffs and managers from child care institutes, and they learned basic gender equality concepts, gender discrimination case studies, teaching method for children. They realized the importance of gender equality and promised to actively raise awareness at workplace. Campaign for International day of domestic workersWomen's Capacity Building Department did a campaign for International day of domestic workers on the June 16th. International Labor Organization voted for an international treaty to guarantee the basic rights of domestic workers. Seoul YWCA pledged to make our voices strong and loud to demand our government to review national laws and practices and reform them into line with the Convention and its accompanying recommendations.
Consumer and Environment Department went to Young Hwa elementary school to provide up-cycl…