Empowered individuals,
women and families in a safe and inclusive community

The YWCA of Darwin is part of a worldwide women’s volunteer membership movement, the World YWCA, one of the first independent international women’s organisations in the world. Our purpose is to develop the leadership and collective power of women and girls around the greater Darwin area to achieve human rights, health, security, dignity, freedom, justice and peace for all people.

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World YWCA Day 24 April 2018

Every year on April 24, YWCA’s around the world celebrate World YWCA Day. 

It’s a day to observe our common membership and achievements in a movement that advances the human rights and leadership of women, young women and girls. It’s also a time to recognise our movement’s efforts in creating positive change for all women around the world. 

In keeping with this years’ theme, ‘Find Your Voice, Share Your Story’ YWCA Darwin would like to share our stories with you.


Darwin Family and Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil

On 2 May 2018, a A Family and Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil will be held in the forecourt of Parliament House in Darwin at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm. At that time, across Australia, people will gather to remember victims of Family and Domestic Violence.
YWCA Darwin, along with the rest of the organising group (made up from staff from Dawn House, Catherine Booth House, Darwin Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Shelter DAIWS, NT Working Women's Centre, and the Domestic Violence Legal Service) invite you to join the first of these vigils to be held in Darwin.
The vigil is a chance:
- For all of us, as a community, to stand up to violence, to name it and respond to it;
- To let victims/survivors, and their families, know that they are not invisible, forgotten and alone; and
- To remember and reflect on those whose lives have been marked by, or lost, to this violence.
We hope to see you there in solidarity