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#YestoConsent campaign – Where to Now?
12 December 2018

Following a public inquiry process into amending the ACT Crimes Act (1900) to include a positive definition of consent, the ACT Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety (JACS) released its findings on 31 October.   Like many submissions from community groups and individuals, YWCA Canberra’s submission to the inquiry called for the Crimes Act […]

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YWCA Canberra Budget Submission Highlights
12 December 2018

It’s been a busy period on the policy and advocacy front, with YWCA Canberra making submissions to a number of local and national inquiries, including positive consent reform and the ongoing Australian Human Rights Commission inquiry into workplace sexual harassment. In the middle of these two inquiries, we also made a submission to the ACT […]

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The evolution of For Purpose
7 December 2018

At YWCA Canberra, we value diversity. That is why we launched Write for Us, an opportunity that provides our members and friends with a platform to discuss their experiences. Today, we are sharing an article from For Purpose who talk about their Founder and Managing Director, Caterina Giorgi, and the organisation’s humble beginnings. For Purpose works […]

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Language, Misogyny, and Social Change with Gillian Triggs
23 November 2018

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. These events are in partnership with the University of Canberra, who like YWCA Canberra, are WGEA certified and share our vision of women’s […]

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Creating Wonderland at the LGBTQIA+ Allies Prom
21 November 2018

On Thursday, November 8, YWCA Canberra hosted its third annual LGBTQIA+ Allies Prom at the Ainslie Football Club. The event brought 200 young people aged 12-25 from across Canberra and surrounds. Earlier in the year, a working group of young people and staff were convened to make all the big and important decisions for the […]

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Be Bold! At The 2018 She Leads High Conference
9 November 2018

The 2018 She Leads High Conference was a one-day leadership event for young women, including female identifying and non-binary people, in years nine and ten. The event engaged young women with concepts of leadership, confidence, developing positive relationships, and provided a safe space to discuss school, careers, body image, language, sexuality and gender. On Thursday […]

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Five quick questions with Joel Radcliffe
8 November 2018

On Thursday 8 November, YWCA Canberra is hosting a prom for young people across Canberra aged 12-25 who identify as LGBTQIA+ and their Allies. Now in its third year, 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 […]

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Five quick questions with Philippa Moss
2 November 2018

On Thursday 8 November, YWCA Canberra is hosting a prom for young people across Canberra aged 12-25 who identify as LGBTQIA+ and their Allies. Now in its third year, 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 […]

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Anti-Poverty Week 2018: highlighting the importance of pathways out of poverty
22 October 2018

Anti-Poverty Week is held nationally between October 14 and 20. Anti-Poverty Week aims to strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and to encourage discussion and action to create pathways out of poverty with the help of individuals, communities, organisations and governments. A series of events were held throughout the ACT to […]

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2018 She Leads High – 5 Quick Questions with Dhani Gilbert
22 October 2018

The annual 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 1 November 2018. In this interview, we talk to Dhani Gilbert, one of our keynote […]

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