Towards 2024

2020 is an election year for the ACT. 

YWCA Canberra has a long history of engaging with political parties and candidates in the lead up to each local and federal election.pictures of houses and the canberra skywhale

Today we are launching our ACT election platform Towards 2024 which calls on candidates and parties to prioritise action on the following recommendations: 

  • Safe and affordable housing
  • Preventing violence against women
  • Valuing early childhood education and promoting access

With the forthcoming ACT Election taking place against a backdrop of increased financial insecurity impacting disproportionately on the female workforce as well as additional unpaid care and greater risk of violence as a result of lock-down measures, it is more important than ever that the priorities of Canberra’s women and children are central to the election and the next ACT Government’s plan.

We have been reaching out to our members and supporters to encourage engagement and hear your ideas about the ACT election and how candidates and parties can work to address these priorities. 

We are inviting members and supporters to attend our Meet the Candidate event to hear from some dynamic candidates and learn more about how you can get involved in the forthcoming election.

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