Blog: Community

Your recommended holiday reading list
15 December 2017

If you are looking for a feminist summer reading list, to transport and inspire you, look no further than YWCA Canberra’s curated holiday reading list. It also doubles a handy list of potential gifts for your friends and family. We have curated 21 of the greatest books that Y Canberra members, speakers, and staff have […]

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“I feel so comfortable to be myself” and other highlights from the second LGBTQIA+ Allies Prom
3 November 2017

Friday 13 October saw over 150 young people, along with volunteers and YWCA Canberra staff come together to enjoy the second annual LGBTQIA+ Allies Prom.  Jack-o-lanterns, a spooky lolly bar filled with sugar eyes and jelly spiders, bats and creepy crawlies filled the Ainslie Arts Centre, where the event was held. All sponsored tickets were sold […]

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Highlights from the #GirlsTakeOver Program
26 October 2017

On Wednesday 18 October, nineteen young women made history by taking over the Australian Federal Parliament under Plan International’s #GirlsTakeover program. The program was  organised by fellow YWCA Canberra member Ashleigh Streeter and myself, and provided young women the opportunity to step into the shoes of our nation’s top leaders for the day, and demonstrate […]

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A week to uncover hidden poverty in Canberra
23 October 2017

Anti-Poverty Week is a chance for the community to highlight issues of poverty and inequality, and to come together to seek meaningful solutions to addressing these challenges. This year’s theme was dedicated to hidden forms of poverty. Through a series of events across the city, participating organisations explored the often insidious and invisible ways that […]

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Meet Philippa Moss, ahead of the 2017 LGBTQIA+ & Allies Prom
11 October 2017

The LGBTQIA+ & Allies Prom is an opportunity for young people to experience a formal style event and express their identity in a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment. Now in its second year, we’ve partnered with a number of local community organisations to make it bigger, better and more accessible. We spoke with Philippa Moss, […]

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Meet a Member – Anna Kikuno O’Leary
19 September 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 that you can get to know each other a little better. Today, meet Anna […]

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How big your brave is: escaping family violence to homelessness
11 August 2017

Canberra seems poised, positioned and ready to tackle domestic and family violence. Last year, the ACT government announced the Safer Families Package, worth $21.42 million dollars over four years, which to date has provided greater support to victims with enhanced frontline services and immediate financial support to those trying to escape family violence. In the […]

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Meet a Member – Beriy Zipamor
11 July 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 Beriy Zipamor. You […]

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Executive Director Frances Crimmins on the ACT Budget
21 June 2017

The ACT Government recently handed down the 2017-2018 budget, and we have undertaken an analysis of what the implications are for local women, girls, and their families. If you read the headlines, it’s clear what the Government has prioritised this year. It’s the tale of the ACT’s growing population, with an urgent need to meet […]

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Meet a Member – Penny Mallinson
20 June 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 Penny Mallinson.   […]

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