World Young Women's Christian Association (World Y.W.C.A .1855 –)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Social action organisation, Women's rights activists, Welfare organisation, Women's refuge and Social support organisation
- 489 Elizabeth Street Melbourne Victoria 3000
The Young Women's Christian Organisation of Melbourne reclassified itself in 1999 as Young Women's Christian Organisation Victoria (Y.W.C.A. Victoria). This name change signified a broadening of scope for the organisation which, since 1999 has tended to focus on social reform campaigns of a more vigorously political nature than its prior incarnation. Examples of this include: drug policy recommendation delivered to state and federal governments (2001); reconciliation marching (2001); asylum seeker and refugee action (2001-2004); and paid maternity leave campaigns (2001-2004.
Sources used to compile this entry: Young Women's Christian Association Victoria, http://www.ywca.net/default.asp?id=12, accessed 05/05/2004.