YWCA Canberra Says ‘Yes’ to the Voice to Parliament
YWCA Canberra proudly supports the Voice to Parliament.
We invite members of the Canberra community to read our statement of support below and to join us in embracing the invitation in the Statement of the Heart.
More information about voting ‘yes’ in the forthcoming referendum is available at Why Vote Yes – Yes23
YWCA Canberra, on Ngunnawal country, proudly accepts the invitation in the Uluru Statement to walk with Australia’s First Nations people and their children towards a better future.
Our footprint on Ngunnawal country stretches back just 95 years, a fleeting window of time against sixty millennia of sacred possession and ancestral ties between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the land.
While an intimate comprehension of the last two-hundred years of crisis and torment, which disrupted this ancient sovereignty, may be difficult for many, it cannot remain unaddressed or untold.
Our work in the community with women and girls of all age-brackets and walks of life, gives us rich insight into the value of collaboration, truth-telling and self-determination.
The Voice is an aspirational pathway towards a fair, truthful, and flourishing future.
We say Yes to the Referendum, and we invite other Canberrans to read the Uluru Statement from the Heart and join us in this unique journey and opportunity.