Blog: Women’s Rights

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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Respectful Relationships and Violence Against Women
8 December 2017

As part of our 16 Days of Activism blog series, Heidi Zajac, Respectful Relationships Program Coordinator, contributed the following article. It outlines the importance of respectful relationships education to reduce violence against women and family violence. No doubt you have heard expressions uttered in movies, on the street, or even in your home, such as ‘’You […]

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5 quick questions with Jane Alver
7 November 2017

The She Leads In-Conversation Series provides 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, networking, and canapes. Our November In-Conversation event will be with Virginia Haussegger AM and Jane Alver, discussing gender equality and equity as it relates to […]

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2017 She Leads High – 5 Quick Questions with Holly Vanderpol
25 October 2017

The inaugural She Leads High Conference is a one-day leadership event for young women, including female identifying and non-binary people, in years 9 and 10. The event will take place at the University of Canberra’s Ann Harding Conference Centre on 28 November 2017. In this interview, we talk to Holly Vanderpol, one of our speed […]

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2017 International Day of Rural Women 2017 with Hannah Wandel
15 October 2017

Here at YWCA Canberra, all women are important to us. That’s why we are very excited to celebrate the International Day of Rural Women 2017 on Sunday 15 October! This international day recognises the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating […]

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Five reasons we’re excited for She Leads High
27 September 2017

The inaugural She Leads High Conference is a one-day leadership event for young women, including female identifying and non-binary people, in years 9 and 10. The event will take place at the University of Canberra’s Ann Harding Conference Centre on 28 November 2017. As the date for She Leads High edges closer and anticipation in […]

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Frances Crimmins’ keynote address – 2017 Australian Leadership Excellence Awards
1 September 2017

The Australian Leadership Excellence Awards celebrate the contributions and achievements of outstanding leaders and managers on a national scale. They bring together individuals whose vision, skill and integrity distinguish them from the crowd and inspire others to succeed. On Thursday 31st August, YWCA Canberra Executive Director, Frances Crimmins, delivered a keynote address at the 2017 […]

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Meet our Board Directors: Kate Chipperfield
24 August 2017

At YWCA Canberra, we’re proud to have such a diverse range of intelligent and impressive women on our Board. Here, you can get to know each of them a little better, and learn about their experiences on the Board, the skills they have gained and the expertise they bring to the table. Today, meet Kate […]

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Acknowledging the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women – Celeste Liddle at the August She Leads In-Conversation event
22 August 2017

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. On Wednesday 16 August, we featured Celeste Liddle in-Conversation with Sarah Burr, where issues related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, […]

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CSW61 conclusions – what’s it all about?
18 May 2017

We recently welcomed home the YWCA Canberra delegation from the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), who now have a clear picture of what needs to happen here in Australia and in Canberra in order to progress towards achieving gender equality. We caught up with delegates Hannah Gissane, Sarah Burr, […]

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