YWCA Aotearoa

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YWCA is a 140 year old secular organisation with a long history of supporting young women.

Today, through its innovative and holistic Y25 program, YWCA Aotearoa is supporting a diverse group of 25 high potential young women from across New Zealand to transition into adulthood. YWCA also has a proven track record in achieving policy change, including around gendered pay and the provision of menstrual products, and a respected framework for supporting organisations to embed gender into their strategies and operations.

“Our Y25 programme seeks out and shines a light on our young creatives and community leaders doing incredible things to change their world. We support these young women and non-binary people, who are full of passion and hope, on their journey to keep realising their potential.”

Dellwyn Stuart, CEO

Dellwyn Stuart


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Finding their tribe. The programme brings together 25 like minded young women and non-binary people who are full of ideas and energy who can support each other to change their world

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Transitioning to adulthood. The Y25ers range in age from 15 to 25 as this builds tuakana-teina (older-younger) relationships, allowing them to learn from each other

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Being seen and heard. Being on the Y25 opens up opportunities to shine a light on different lived experiences – in media, on panels and as spokespeople

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Creating role models. Y25 attracts young women and non-binary people from a diverse range of communities, experiences, abilities, orientation and backgrounds

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Sustaining passion. The programme offers workshops and facilitated sessions where the Y25 can learn from each other and experts about how to look after themselves, physically, spiritually and mentally



MECCA M-POWER does not receive or collect any donations made on or via this website. All donations made are received directly by YWCA.

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$25,000 Goal

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