The World YWCA is an all-female organisation. The YWCA movement focuses on women’s empowerment within a human rights framework In addition, they focus on young women and girls, as the World YWCA has a policy that young women aged 30 or under form at least 25% of all decision-making spaces.
The organisation’s World Board is composed as follows: Twenty (20) members, including:
- Two members from each region, at least one of whom is age thirty (30) years or under at the time of election
- One additional member from each of the four largest regions.
On the current World Board elected at World Council 2015, 60% of the members are age 30 or under.