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Meet a member – Penny Kyburz
28 February 2020

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. We will feature an interview with a member here on our blog so you can get to know each other a little better. Today, […]

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2020 She Leads College Conference – Get to know Gina Zheng
27 February 2020

The She Leads College Conference taking place on Thursday 12 March, is a one-day event aimed at young-woman, non-binary and female students in years 11 and 12. It is designed to equip participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become confident leaders. Today, we introduce Gina Zheng, one of our ‘moving from dreaming to achieving’ panellists for the upcoming She Leads College Conference. Gina is a […]

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Clubhouse RE@CH Media Festival
21 February 2020

YWCA Canberra Clubhouse is part of a global network of more than 100 Clubhouses in 20 countries. One of the many initiatives they host is the Global Clubhouse RE@CH Media Festival. The Global RE@CH Media Festival (Revolutionizing Expression @ The Clubhouse) is the signature platform for Clubhouse member media. The Festival encourages youth from around […]

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Clubhouse National Science Week
20 February 2020

A great example of how Clubhouse members have shown leadership both in the Clubhouse space and with the community is the celebration for National Science Week 2019 with Rowville Primary School visiting the YWCA Canberra Clubhouse. The purpose of this visit was for the Rowville students to participate in activities that utilise the various activities, […]

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World Council 2019 through the eyes of a young woman 
20 February 2020

Once every four years, YWCA members from all around the world gather together for the YWCA World Council meeting. Last year, the 29th World Council was held in Johannesburg, South Africa and surrounded the theme, “Young Women Transforming Power Structures for Gender Equality.”  Sophie Holloway was one of seven YWCA Canberra members to attend as part of the YWCA […]

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2020 She Leads College – Get to know Vanessa Turnbull Roberts
19 February 2020

The She Leads College Conference taking place on Thursday 12 March, is a one-day event aimed at young-woman, non-binary and female students in years 11 and 12. It is designed to equip participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become confident leaders. Today, we chat with Vanessa Turnbull Roberts, one of our panellists […]

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2020 She Leads College – Get to know Maddy Weeks 
12 February 2020

The She Leads College Conference taking place on Thursday 12 March, is a one-day event aimed at young-woman, non-binary and female students in years 11 and 12. It is designed to equip participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become confident leaders. Today, we chat to returning leading lady and She Leads MC, Maddy Weeks! Maddy is a local Canberra comedian who has […]

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science
11 February 2020

Throughout history, the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) have long played an integral part in helping people understand how the world works and what we can do to improve it. At YWCA Canberra, we especially recognise the importance of women and the roles they play in STEM, along with the discoveries they […]

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Occupancy Agreements– Why they matter to women
30 January 2020

If you’ve ever rented privately in the Canberra housing market, chances are you’ve signed a Residential Tenancy Agreement. These agreements are a legal document outlining the rights and obligations of landlords, agents and tenants who are party to the agreement, the scope and enforcement of which is subject to the Residential Tenancies Act However, while […]

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2019 STOP Domestic Violence Conference
24 December 2019

YWCA Canberra’s Gender and Domestic Violence Specialist Dr Tulika Saxena attended the 2019 STOP Domestic Violence Conference on the Gold Coast in December 2019. About 370 participants from all over Australia, from government, community services sector and universities, as well as violence survivors, participated in the conference this year, with the aim to come together […]

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