Nagoya YWCA works toward building a peaceful society where everyone s dignity is preserved and making the world free from war and violence in collaboration with YWCA members in the world. Our activities are based on Christian ecumenical principles and done by volunteers. We welcome women of all faiths.
The Nagoya YWCA was founded in 1933 and affiliated to YWCA of Japan in 1935.
It worked for the liberation of women and the improvement of welfare.
“House of Friends”
After World War Ⅱ, the Nagoya YWCA started its activities again.
Members have been actively forging identity as women, promoting women’s independence and developing women’s leadership.
In the 1970’s and 1980’s the Nagoya YWCA promoted activities towards
the abolishment of nuclear weapons. We had thought and learned about
problems regarding nuclear energy, food pollution and the environment.
In 1970 YWCA Japan decided nonnuclear principales and we also promoted the activities towards the abolishment of nunclear weapons based on this concept.
We hold exhibitions of paintings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki drawn by A-bomb victims every summer for more than 20 years. In parallel, we had discussion courses to learn about problems of energy including nuclear power, food, pollution and environment.
built in 1950
Since 1975, we have had an assembly to think about the imperial system and reconsider World War Ⅱ.
The purpose of this assembly is to discuss how peace might be established in the future.
Employed Women's Seminar
built in 1959
In 1989 Nagoya YWCA building was reconstructed. Since the 1990’s we have been promoting our activities based on four themes : youth, women, welfare and international programs.