Wãhine o Wairua
Ko te Ara Tohu
‘Ko mätou, ko Nga Wähine o Wairua o te YWCA o Aotearoa, kite whakahonore i Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ka whakarite mätou i a mätou ano kite whakakaha i te hunga wahine Mäori, ma reira e piki ake ai o mätou taha wairua, tinana, hinengaro me te cultural wellbeing.’
We, Wahine o Wairua (WOW) of YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand, in honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi commit ourselves to empowering Maori Women thereby enhancing our spiritual, physical, mental and cultural well being.
Young Women’s Collective
Young women are one of the main focuses of the YWCA’s work. The Young Women’s Collective (YWC) are women aged 30 and under who are involved as staff and volunteers throughout the YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand and are part of a worldwide organisation. The YWCA identifies the needs and wants of young women locally and nationally and responds through:
- leadership training
- governance training
- focus groups
- support networks, getting young women together
- online discussions
- scholarships & grants
By acknowledging Te Tiriti o Waitangi and our commitment to social justice, we the National Young Women’s Collective of the Ydub Network aim to ensure young women’s perspectives are represented and up held throughout the National YWCA and World YWCA, and to provide support, opportunities, training and resources to young women of all cultures, spiritualities, lifestyles and abilities to empower them to be seen, heard and able to meet their own needs.