Young Women's Christian Association/Amman

National Network
Address 5014 Amman 11183 Jordan
Amman 11183

E-Mail (2)
Mobile Phone
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Human rights
  2. Youth and education
General Information

Background: The YWCA is a nonprofit non-governmental Association founded in 1950 and registered in the Ministry of Social Development. It is a branch of the YWCA of Jordan, which is in turn affiliated to the World YWCA whose head office is in Geneva, Switzerland. Purpose: The YWCA of Amman serves women without racial, social or religious discrimination. It aims to help women in developing their skills and capabilities in order to reinforce their role in society, bearing in mind the economic, social and cultural needs

Mission and Objectives

1- Development of mind, body and soul. 2- Help women understand their rights and work toward obtaining them. 3- Reinforce the position of women in society as citizens with special emphasis on equality, justice and human rights. 4- Leadership Training with emphasis on both women and youth . 5- Provide women with skills to get working opportunities, which will raise their standard of living. 6- Family Counseling (human rights practices, combat violence against women and children, promote awareness with respect to environmental protection, health and education services etc). 7- Strengthen the role of women in local society and encourage them participate in sustainable development and income generating projects.

Main Projects / Activities

1- Hotel: for working girls, college students and women tourists established in 1958. 2- Cultural Centre for young women: (Vocational Training Centre specialized in secretarial skills) established in 1964. 3- University Student Loans: started in 1969, to help young men and women who are financially in need in order to help them acquire university or college education in Jordan. 4- Summer Camp for Children: started in 1996, to develop children skills and offer them leadership training as cultural, physical, recreational, creative, artistic activities and environmental awareness. 5- Youth Club for young men and women was founded in 1968 to promote leadership training and provide cultural, social, educational activities and social work through different programs offered to youth. YWCA Activities and Services: - Social services for needy families. - Community Choir. - Social and cultural programs. - Sport activities including tennis.

Contact (1) Full Name
Nawal Qassar
Job Title
Head of the organisation
Nawal Qassar