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I got threats and insults from trolls just for doing my job. It happens to women all the time
4 February 2019

This article was originally published on the ABC News website on 23 January 2019. It is republished here with permission from the author, Ashleigh Streeter.   Have you ever been told you’re a fat bitch? Been told to kill yourself? What about receiving a rape threat from a total stranger — or worse — just for […]

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YWCA Canberra in print – Parity
12 December 2018

YWCA Canberra’s housing support work and advocacy were profiled in the most recent edition of Parity, the monthly publication produced by the Council to Homeless Persons.  This edition of Parity focused on responses to and experiences of homelessness in the ACT and includes contributions by those with lived experience of homelessness as well as government […]

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YWCA Canberra partners with Domestic Violence Crisis Service for Voices for Change
12 December 2018

Do you cringe when you read media headlines that trivialise violence against women by describing the perpetrator as a ‘good bloke’ or describing violence as a ‘domestic dispute’?  Media reporting of domestic and family violence crimes are frequently criticised for sensationalising events, trivialising the physical and emotional trauma that is inflicted on those who experience […]

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Win for Tuggeranong community as Mura Lanyon Food Hub is refunded.
12 December 2018

Since August, YWCA Canberra has been anxiously awaiting an update on the status of our application for the Federal Financial Wellbeing and Capability Grant. The grant is necessary to continue the work of the Lanyon Food Hub, our emergency food relief service run from our Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre. With the announcement (subsequently […]

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#YestoConsent campaign – Where to Now?
12 December 2018

Following a public inquiry process into amending the ACT Crimes Act (1900) to include a positive definition of consent, the ACT Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety (JACS) released its findings on 31 October.   Like many submissions from community groups and individuals, YWCA Canberra’s submission to the inquiry called for the Crimes Act […]

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YWCA Canberra Budget Submission Highlights
12 December 2018

It’s been a busy period on the policy and advocacy front, with YWCA Canberra making submissions to a number of local and national inquiries, including positive consent reform and the ongoing Australian Human Rights Commission inquiry into workplace sexual harassment. In the middle of these two inquiries, we also made a submission to the ACT […]

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The evolution of For Purpose
7 December 2018

At YWCA Canberra, we value diversity. That is why we launched Write for Us, an opportunity that provides our members and friends with a platform to discuss their experiences. Today, we are sharing an article from For Purpose who talk about their Founder and Managing Director, Caterina Giorgi, and the organisation’s humble beginnings. For Purpose works […]

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Language, Misogyny, and Social Change with Gillian Triggs
23 November 2018

Our She Leads In-Conversation events 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, book signing, and networking. These events are in partnership with the University of Canberra, who like YWCA Canberra, are WGEA certified and share our vision of women’s […]

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Creating Wonderland at the LGBTQIA+ Allies Prom
21 November 2018

On Thursday, November 8, YWCA Canberra hosted its third annual LGBTQIA+ Allies Prom at the Ainslie Football Club. The event brought 200 young people aged 12-25 from across Canberra and surrounds. Earlier in the year, a working group of young people and staff were convened to make all the big and important decisions for the […]

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Be Bold! At The 2018 She Leads High Conference
9 November 2018

The 2018 She Leads High Conference was a one-day leadership event for young women, including female identifying and non-binary people, in years nine and ten. The event engaged young women with concepts of leadership, confidence, developing positive relationships, and provided a safe space to discuss school, careers, body image, language, sexuality and gender. On Thursday […]

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