Wednesday, 1 December 2010
Change of name, passion the same
YWCA becomes Platform 51
During the 155 years since we were founded, we've had to evolve to reflect changes in society and the needs and expectations of women.This is true not only of the work we do, but also of our name. Our original name no longer stood for who we are or what we do and people often confused us with another charity. So we have changed our operating name from YWCA England & Wales to Platform 51.
Why 'Platform 51'?
Our new name more accurately represents who we are and what we do: 51% of people are female, and girls and women use us as a platform to have their say and as a place from where they can move into the next stage of their lives.
Make no mistake, what remains the same is our passion to help girls and women as they take control of their lives.
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