Vision, Purpose and Values

YWCA Australia is an evolving intersectional feminist organisation working towards a future where all women, young women and girls are equal, safe and respected. We advocate for women leading change, and fight for gender equality and women’s rights.

Our Vision

All women, young women and girls are safe and respected, with equal access to power, opportunity and resources. 

Our Purpose

To be a strong, unified, national feminist organisation for women, young women and girls, working to achieve gender equality.

Our Values


We’re unapologetically feminist. Our feminism informs everything we do – empowering women to actively transform power structures and advocate for equality. 


We’re intersectional and inclusive in our approach. We make sure that we’re always respectful, and we’re proud of the strength that comes through diversity. We’re committed to Indigenous recognition and reconciliation. 


Our education, advocacy and support services are evidence-based, and our impact is measured. We relentlessly pursue excellence in everything that we do.  


We foster and encourage courageous ideas and bold leadership. We challenge ourselves to evolve and expand our impact across a broad range of gender equality issues. 


Our reputation and trustworthiness ensures that we honestly, reliably and transparently deliver on our commitments to gender equality, support services and crisis support.