YWCA Karachi has been working since 121 years and worked for women concern in togetherness across the border of nationality, ethnicity, race and religion. At the time of partition of Indo pak in 1947, YWCA was the only women organization in the region which catered for the repatriated/migrant for women, who got shelter in YWCA and government camps. We offered them shelter, food, health care and much more. We established two Skill Development Centers/ income generation Centers for these women at Korangi and New Karachi and market their products at YWCA outlet to eliminate the role of Middle men. The Korengi Center is still operative and have catered 5 generations all together till date.. We focused on our vision of quality life for women and girls and a better world for humanity through the YWCA community. We have learnt to live with difference of opinions, as this is democracy. Our working relation are very professional and we maintain this with dignity..
The Karachi “Y” has sincerely carried out the policies of the national, thus respecting the policies and the strategic planning of the world “Y” as policies alone do not bring a change without advocacy . It is diffused and has little hope of consistency and successful completion. During these past years we have worked on Peace and Justice issues, Health issues, Human Rights, and Economic and Gender imbalance. We have worked together with partner organizations, CBO’s, NGO’s , Para church organizations. We can indeed celebrate a long history of serving the people of our metropolis.
In the past years YWCA specially focused on young women on the power to change campaign for leadership development. Diversity is the value of the YWCA and managing it in our situation and context is both celebration and a task.