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Express yourself: Thoughts on the 2021 She Leads Conference
14 September 2021

After our 2021 She Leads Conference, we asked a select group of women the question of how attending the event has enriched their lives. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing their answers and insights with you. Here is what Sarah McDonald had to say.    I felt excited and privileged to receive a Strive […]

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Men are still making the final calls on women’s safety
9 September 2021

Article originally published in The Canberra Times on 8 September 2021 This week, as large parts of the country continue to battle coronavirus, decision-makers at all levels and across numerous sectors are turning their heads to another significant epidemic taking lives in Australia: violence against women. As politicians, service providers, policymakers and advocates attend the […]

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ACT Training Awards 2021 – Jacob Alfonso
8 September 2021

Jacob Alfonso, a trainee at our Campbell Cottage early childhood service, is a finalist in the ACT Trainee of the Year category of this year’s 2021 ACT Training Awards. The awards are an annual opportunity to showcase the commitment, innovation and outstanding achievements of all those involved in the ACT vocational education and training (VET) […]

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ACT Training Awards – Daisy Ulain
8 September 2021

Daisy Ulain, a trainer and assessor in early childhood education and care at YWCA Canberra, is a finalist in the ACT VET Teacher/Trainer of the Year category of this year’s 2021 ACT Training Awards. The awards are an annual opportunity to showcase the commitment, innovation and outstanding achievements of all those involved in the ACT vocational education and training (VET) sector.  With the award event cancelled […]

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The importance of supporting each other: Thoughts on the 2021 She Leads Conference
8 September 2021

After our 2021 She Leads Conference, we asked a select group of women the question of how attending the event has enriched their lives. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing their answers and insights with you. Here is what Margaret Hinder had to say.    It was a privilege attending the YWCA Canberra She […]

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What’s been happening in advocacy!
3 September 2021

Canberra currently in lock-down we wanted to take a minute to update you on some of the key issues we have been engaging with recently. Since the surfacing of reports of sexual harassment and assault involving Australian parliamentary offices and the #March4Justice rallies, YWCA Canberra has been making substantial policy and advocacy contributions to ACT […]

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Developing an optimistic outlook: Thoughts on the 2021 She Leads Conference
2 September 2021

After our 2021 She Leads Conference, we asked a select group of women the question of how attending the event has enriched their lives. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing their answers and insights with you. Here is what Ebony Brown had to say.    How has the conference enriched my life? It has […]

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Equal Pay Day 2021
31 August 2021

Today is Equal Pay Day 2021. But it is not a time to celebrate. Equal Pay Day is on 31 August this year to mark the 61 additional days from the end of last financial year that women must work, on average, to earn the same amount as men earned in that year. Unfortunately, as […]

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She Leads? Yes she does! Thoughts on the 2021 She Leads Conference
27 August 2021

After our 2021 She Leads Conference, we asked a select group of women the question of how attending the event has enriched their lives. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing their answers and insights with you. Here is what Clare Hourigan had to say.    I entered the SheLeads 2021 conference with a pretty […]

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Support for people impacted by the ACT COVID-19 lockdown
19 August 2021

If you’ve lost income due to the ACT COVID-19 outbreak, or need urgent access to food and essential items, government support is available. We would like to thank ACTCOSS for providing this summary of current ACT and Commonwealth Government programs. Please note that there may be additional supports available depending on your particular situation. YWCA […]

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