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Staff Snapshot – Megan Steele
28 February 2017

At YWCA Canberra, we’re really proud of the vibrancy and diversity of our staff team. We’ll be bringing you regular staff snapshots so you can meet our team and find out a bit more about the people behind our programs and services. Today, meet Megan Steele. Tell us about your role at YWCA Canberra. I am […]

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Great Ydeas: Where are they now with Erin-Claire Barrow
22 February 2017

Great Ydeas is YWCA Canberra’s small grants program, providing up to $2,000 to women to help kickstart a great idea for a business, community development project, or to support professional development, education or training opportunities. Applications for the 2017 Great Ydeas program are now open, and to celebrate, we’ll be featuring some of our amazing past recipients over […]

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Meet a Member – Lisa LaMaitre
16 February 2017

This article is part of our member profile series. Our members tell us that one of the things they love about being part of our community is getting to know like-minded women. So, each month, we’ll feature an interview with a member, so you can get to know each other a little better. Today, meet Lisa LaMaitre. You […]

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Great Ydeas: Where are they now with Gemma Killen
15 February 2017

Great Ydeas is YWCA Canberra’s small grants program, providing up to $2,000 to women to help kickstart a great idea for a business, community development project, or to support professional development or education and training opportunities. Applications for the 2017 Great Ydeas program will open on February 20, and to celebrate, we’ll be featuring some of our […]

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The impact of opportunity – YWCA Canberra’s Clubhouse
13 February 2017

A little over two years ago, YWCA Canberra took a big leap in partnership with Richardson Primary School, to open the ACT’s first ever Clubhouse. Based on the global Clubhouse model, which was founded in Boston in 1993, we opened a free, out-of-school learning space that connects young people in Tuggeranong with access to the […]

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Students United – empowering young people about their rights at work
8 February 2017

We recently caught up with Gabriela Falzon from UnionsACT to learn more about the UnionsACT Youth Project, Students United. The project is currently being developed to educate and empower young people about their rights at work. Here, Gabriela explains where the motivation for the project began, and why such programs are particularly important for young women who […]

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5 quick questions with Yassmin Abdel-Magied
1 February 2017

  The She Leads In-Conversation Series will provide Canberrans with the opportunity to hear from women leaders from different backgrounds and industries in a conversational format, followed by a live Q&A session, and networking. Our first She Leads In-Conversation event, taking place on Wednesday 22 February, will feature engineer and diversity advocate, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, in-conversation […]

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Staff Snapshot – Judi Martin
30 January 2017

At YWCA Canberra, we’re really proud of the vibrancy and diversity of our staff team. We’ll be bringing you regular staff snapshots so you can meet our team and find out a bit more about the people behind our programs and services. Today, meet Judi Martin, who has recently joined our nationally recognised Training Unit. Find out […]

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Marching for Gender Equality
23 January 2017

The Women’s March movement was born out of the Women’s March on Washington, which followed the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The movement has  seen more than 4 million women come together in more than 670 sister marches all over the world. YWCA Canberra’s Executive Director, Frances Crimmins, spoke at the Canberra Women’s March on January 21, calling for more to be done to […]

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Feminist innovations in the Pacific: the inaugural Pacific Feminist Forum
16 January 2017

The feminist movement has been influential in effecting change for gender equality in national and global contexts. Yet in recent years we observe increasingly exclusion of feminist voices from decision-making bodies, especially at the global level. This goes hand in hand with shrinking spaces for civil society more generally. Faced with an experience of such exclusion […]

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