Who We Are

YOWLA was established as a Registered Charity in December 2003 to help people from in and around York learn about and develop links with others, primarily in developing countries.

What We Believe

In an increasingly unstable world, YOWLA members believe that creative links between diverse communities can make a real contribution to international understanding, peaceful co-existence and development.

What We Do

YOWLA supports individuals and organisations through providing information, advice, contacts and resources. YOWLA helps partner groups to raise their profile, share experiences in training, fundraise, organise and co-host events.


YOWLA York One World Linking Association“YOWLA supports the development of mutually beneficial two-way links between communities in the York region and other parts of the world, particularly Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America.”


Are you interested in development, Fair Trade, human rights, international understanding and cooperation? We can put you in touch with others who have similar interests in York and the UK. Let us know what you are doing, and perhaps we can help make connections for you.

YOWLA exists to extend networking resources for internationally-minded groups and organisations. Contact us at [email protected] if you have an event you would like us to share with our subscribers.