The YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association) is a large network that offers activities for women, girls and families of all ages.
In our logo joined hands create a secure circle of sisters in which women can spend time together and reflect on everyday challenges and life’s deeper questions. Our newsletter Näkyvä Nainen (“The Visible Woman”) speaks to women, brings them joy and offers them a forum to get their voice heard.
The YWCA is an international, ecumenical and multicultural movement of women and girls that operates in 120 countries through approximately 23 000 local networks of members. In YWCA you can come as you are: Together we learn to understand diversity and thus contribute to building a nonviolent and safe society.
Independent local YWCAs make a variety of activities available for women of all ages. You can participate in hobby circles, do advocacy work, be a club instructor, organize events, do volunteer work and take on positions of responsibility. The alternatives are endless, and you can volunteer for as long as you want and in numerous locations around the country. An important form of volunteering is assuming a position of trust in a local YWCA association.
The YWCA of Finland was established in 1896 and is one of the oldest women’s organizations in the country. There are 25 local YWCAs based in 23 locations. Three of the associations are Swedish-speaking. The YWCA of Finland is an umbrella organization that supports and unites the local YWCAs.
The YWCA of Finland provides training, carries out PR activities, manages national and international relations and acts as an umbrella organization for the independent local YWCAs. Important areas of work include furthering ecumenism, combating violence against women and promoting gender equality together with other women’s organizations. We also publish a bimonthly newsletter Näkyvä Nainen (“The Visible Woman”).
The Finnish YWCA movement is a reflection of a universal sisterhood. The YWCA of Finland participates in international cooperation through the World YWCA. In addition, different continents and geographical regions have their own cooperation bodies. The YWCA of Finland participates in the European YWCAs and works together with the Nordic YWCAs.
By using Hotel Helka in Helsinki or holiday resort and activity center Tunturikeimiö in Lapland, you support YWCA's work for the girls and women. Through YWCA of Finland there’s for example extracurricular activities and camps as well support for ladies in the middle of a crisis.
Hotel Helka serves its guests in the heart of Helsinki. Guests can enjoy Finnish style, culture and hospitality in a relaxed environment. The bright and spacious rooms are furnished with products from Artek and Finnish top designers. Themes from design and nature are present everywhere: in furnishing, service, food and music. The menu at restaurant Helkan Keittiö offers a changing selection of dishes made from local ingredients of the season: fish, reindeer, game, vegetables, mushrooms and berries.
If you want to experience the tranquility of Northern wilderness in a cozy environment, Tunturikeimiö is the perfect place for you. It’s a welcoming holiday resort and activity center in Muonio, Lapland, managed by the YWCA of Finland and open to anyone. Skiing tracks and trekking paths that lead to the fells start right in our yard. In addition to the accommodation and dinner facilities, there is a Sami style tent and a sauna by lake Naistenlampi ("Women's pond") you can take a refreshing dip throughout the year. The big skiing centers Levi, Ylläs, Olos and Pallas are less than an hour’s drive away. Welcome to Tunturikeimiö!
Tel: + 358 500 209 630