Blog: Community

16 days of Activism: Gender inequality at the root of violence against women
24 November 2015

This opinion editorial was published in The Canberra Times on 21 November 2015, to start the conversation about meaningful action to end violence against women as part of our participation in the global campaign 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. This year, we’ve heard a lot of public commentary on the shocking prevalence of violence against women in […]

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Get writing – The Frugal Feast Writing Prize
4 November 2015

Deadline extended until midnight Friday 11 December!  Each year, YWCA Canberra fundraises to support our Lanyon Food Hub, an emergency food relief program that provides free, nutritious food to young people and their families in need in the Tuggeranong region. This year, we’re aiming to raise a huge $15,000 with our annual Frugal Feast appeal […]

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Meet a member: Lisa Buffinton
18 September 2015

This article is part of our member profile series. Our members tell us that one of the things they really 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 […]

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Y-Aspire at the Clubhouse

Y-Aspire – connections, confidence and creativity at the Clubhouse
2 July 2015

Each year, YWCA Canberra runs Y-Aspire, a leadership program for young women in years 7 and 8 of high school. The program offers a weekly two hour session for groups of up to 12 participants over eight weeks. Topics covered throughout the program include identity, skills and skill building, body confidence, relationships and careers. On […]

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IT guru – Shanna Daly, YWCA Canberra volunteer
24 June 2015

At YWCA Canberra, we love our volunteers. These wonderful people give up their time and donate their skills and knowledge to help us to what we do better. Shanna Daly is an IT and Information Security specialist who has been volunteering her expertise to help us make sure our IT systems are secure. Check out […]

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Winyu House Opening Ceremony
25 May 2015

YWCA Canberra board members and senior staff were pleased to be invited recently to the Opening Ceremony for Winyu House in Gungahlin. Winyu House is the newest ACT Government office building, providing the first ever Access Canberra Service Centre, a one stop shop for anyone needing to access government services. The building will also house […]

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5 Quick Questions with Kate Carnell
13 May 2015

In the lead up to this year’s She Leads Conference, taking place on Tuesday 19 May at Hotel Realm, we’ll be giving you the chance to get to know our speakers. Today, meet Kate Carnell. Kate commenced as CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) in May 2014. ACCI, Australia’s largest and […]

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Support Karinya House – Mother’s Day Ball, Friday 8 May
6 May 2015

By Amelia Bidgood, YWCA Canberra member The Australian Bureau of Statistics reported in 2006 that one in three women over the age of 15 have experienced physical violence and one in five have experienced sexual violence. This year, we have already seen a number of women killed as a result of intimate partner violence, and […]

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Respect Champion – Julie McKay
29 April 2015

As part of YWCA Canberra’s Respect NOW campaign, over the coming weeks we’ll unveil our passionate Respect Champions. These wonderful women are helping us further our advocacy efforts, calling on the ACT Government to prioritise funding for primary prevention and early intervention programs, to end violence against women. To support the Respect NOW campaign, please […]

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Respect Champion – Jennifer Wittwer
23 April 2015

As part of YWCA Canberra’s Respect NOW campaign, over the coming weeks we’ll unveil our passionate Respect Champions. These wonderful women are helping us further our advocacy efforts, calling on the ACT Government to prioritise funding for primary prevention and early intervention programs, to end violence against women. To support the Respect NOW campaign, please […]

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