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Paving the way for a positive future with Ciára Duggan
4 December 2020

Ciára Duggan is the next in our series profiling experts in social work and violence prevention to help raise awareness towards the elimination of violence against women.  There’s a saying that goes, “the youth is the hope of our future”, and for people like Ciára, this saying could not hold any more truth. As the Youth Programs […]

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It’s time to step up to close the gap
2 December 2020

Last week, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency released the latest Gender Equality Scorecard, based on data from thousands of Australian employers covering over 4 million employees. Progress in closing the gender pay gap remains glacial, with a 0.7 per cent reduction from 20.8 per cent to 20.1 per cent and some marginal improvements in levels […]

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Giving Tuesday
1 December 2020

It’s 1 December 2020, which means it’s both nearly the end of this (seemingly centuries-long) year and it’s Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday is an annual day for individuals, communities and businesses to come together and give their time, money, goods or voices to celebrate and thank Australian not-for-profits (NFP). As an NFP organisation, we at […]

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Seeking support with Dr Tulika Saxena and Dr Merrindahl Andrew
26 November 2020

Dr Tulika Saxena and Dr Merrindahl Andrew are among the first in our series profiling experts in violence prevention to help raise awareness towards the elimination of violence against women. This year, YWCA Canberra is participating in 16 Days of Activism by sharing stories, resources and interviews from people and organisations doing their bit to […]

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Representation and leadership with Hon Dame Annette King
25 November 2020

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 and networking.  In October 2020, New Zealand elected its most diverse parliament ever, with women representing 48 per cent, Maori 13 per cent, and LGBTQIA+ 10 per […]

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Trans Awareness Week
16 November 2020

Research suggests that LGBTQIA* people are over-represented in homelessness services around the world, and this is reflected in the experiences of housing service providers in Australia. As stated in the LGBTIQ+ Inclusive Practice Guide for Homelessness and Housing Sectors in Australia, “frameworks for understanding homelessness have been largely informed by white, Western, heteronormative worldviews that […]

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Celebrating NAIDOC week with your children!
13 November 2020

NAIDOC Week is finally here, and we could not be more excited! On this special week, we celebrate the history, culture, and achievements of  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.    NAIDOC Week is an opportunity for young children to learn about the culture of Australia’s First Nations people, and to build stronger connections with their local Aboriginal and Torres […]

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Can’t stop, won’t stop: She Leads High Conference 2020
4 November 2020

On Friday, 30 October, 100 girls and non-binary people in years nine and ten from high schools across Canberra came together to attend the 2020 She Leads High Conference. Held at the Kambri Cultural Centre at the Australian National University, the conference theme was Unstoppable, where students learned to find their voices and lead with authenticity. […]

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Building our Next Door community
2 November 2020

One of the largely unspoken impacts of the COVID-19 crisis has been on our ability to network and build our communities. Between restrictions on travel and visiting friends, the cancellation of most events, and the general concern around interpersonal interactions, we have lost much of what used to bring us together. That’s why, as we […]

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Take 5 with Angie Ford
22 October 2020

We sat down with Angie Ford, a mindset coach driven by a love of working with people. Her client list includes world no.1 athletes, CEOs, Entrepreneurs of the year, national best selling real estate agents, and AFI award nominee actors. Angie loves working with individuals, teams and leaders who believe in growth and learning. She is passionate about helping […]

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