COVID-19 response by National and Local YWCAs

24 local YWCAs in Japan are working in different ways under the COVID-19 crisis. Many activities are affected under the state of emergency, but the YWCA is working hard to support the community in unique ways, in order to enable safe spaces for women, young women and girls with increased vulnerability.

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YWCA(Young Women’s Christian Association)is an international NGO where, upon a Christian foundation, women from around the world exceed the barriers of language and cultures and work together to encourage women’s participation in society and to realize a peaceful world where human rights, health and environment is protected. The movement began in Great Britain in 1855, and nowadays, it works in more than 100 countries throughout the world. The YWCA of Japan works with 24 local YWCAs and 37 junior and senior high-school YWCAs, and holds ESOSOC consultative status since 2019.