In India, YWCA’s history dates back to 1875 when the first local association was established in Bombay (Mumbai). This was followed by a formal set set-up of the institution in the year 1896 at the National level, the YWCA of India in New Delhi. Having established in 1875, the YWCA of Bombay It is one of the oldest non-profit community service organizations for women in India, which is based on the Biblical Principle ’Love Thy Neighbour as Thyself’.
This movement which was based on prayer and service adopted the Blue Triangle as its symbol. The Blue Triangle signifies the unity and completeness of body, mind and spirit.
It seeks to bring justice and equality for women across all faiths, cultural, economic and social mileu, whether at home or at the workplace, with special emphasis on the girl child. It aims to build self -esteem through its various programmes of literacy, self-employment through training programmes, and balwadis for the underprivileged and marginalized girls of the community.