The Our lives: Women in the ACT Survey returns for 2021

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Building on the success of our first survey of Canberra women, YWCA Canberra is returning to survey women and non-binary persons aged 16 years and over, to build a snapshot of what life is like for these groups in the ACT.

Take the survey.

The survey is an important tool in our advocacy work. A comprehensive snapshot of your lived experiences contributes to the development of our work advocating for a better Canberra for women and girls.

The 2021 survey will collect demographic data and gauge the lived experiences of women in Canberra. It includes questions relating to work, economic security, housing and personal safety.

The 5-minute survey will also ask questions relating to the personal impact of COVID-19.

The information collected will be used to develop a comprehensive snapshot of Canberra women and help guide our advocacy work. All responses are anonymous.

We appreciate your input into this important initiative.

PRIVACY: All information collected will be de-identified in any reports or publications. You have the right to gain access to your information at anytime by contacting .

YWCA Canberra will collect the following information: your responses to survey questions; your IP address; the date and time you took the survey; any contact details you may wish to provide, such as your email address. YWCA Canberra is conducting this survey using Survey Monkey, which means the information collected in this survey will be transferred outside of Australia and store securely on SurveyMonkey’s servers.

You can find out about how SurveyMonkey handles and stores your survey responses at

The YWCA Canberra Privacy Policy can be found at

For any further clarification or questions regarding your privacy please contact our Quality and Risk Manager on 6185 2017 or