We are a non-profit non-government organization uniting women, young women and girls from different backgrounds nationally. We are committed to the empowerment of women  to realize their potential and contribute to the achievement of peace, dignity and good health for all. 

The YWCA of Tanzania is volunteer based and is a member of a worldwide movement of women, the World YWCA.  It is an ecumenical organization not connected to a church, but working in accordance with Christian principles for the betterment of women, young women and girls of all faiths. In Tanzania women have not been able to realize their full potential in society  so the work of the YWCA responds to the concerns and needs of communities through relevant programs and activities with a strong focus on females. Throughout our history the YWCA, as a women’s membership movement, has promoted and developed opportunities for women's leadership at local and international levels. Our work targets the most vulnerable and has directly reached over 30,000 beneficiaries directly since our inception in 1959, who in turn support thousands of community members and families.


YWCA has collaborated with the following local partners; Tanzania Gender and Networking Programme (TGNP), Women and Legal Center (WLAC), Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) ...read more