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Advocating for our rights : YWCA Canberra at the Commission on the Status of Women
6 May 2015

This March, members of YWCA Canberra joined YWCA Australia’s delegation to the 59th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York. Jane Alver, immediate past-President of YWCA Canberra was one of the delegates, and here she shares what she learnt, the highlights and the challenges of this important global forum.  How would you describe the […]

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Young Vagabond is Smashing Gender Stereotypes
1 May 2015

In the lead up to inaugural She Leads College Conference, taking place Tuesday 5 May at University of Canberra, we’ll be giving you the chance to get to know our speakers. Meet Haylee Collins, who is the co-founder, creative director and editor of Young Vagabond. Check out her blog below about how Young Vagabond is […]

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She Leads 2015: 5 quick questions with Rebecca Skinner
1 May 2015

In the lead up to this year’s She Leads Conference, taking place on Tuesday 19 May at Hotel Realm, we’ll be giving you the chance to get to know our speakers. Today, meet Rebecca Skinner, Deputy Secretary, Defence People. Describe yourself in 30 words or less. I am a wife, mother of two teenage boys and […]

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Respect Champion – Julie McKay
29 April 2015

As part of YWCA Canberra’s Respect NOW campaign, over the coming weeks we’ll unveil our passionate Respect Champions. These wonderful women are helping us further our advocacy efforts, calling on the ACT Government to prioritise funding for primary prevention and early intervention programs, to end violence against women. To support the Respect NOW campaign, please […]

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Meet a Member – Asha Clementi
24 April 2015

This article is part of our member profile series. Our members tell us that one of the things they really love about being part of our community, is getting to know likeminded women. So, each month, we’ll feature an interview with a member, so you can get to know each other a little better. Asha Clementi is […]

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Computer Clubhouse grows
24 April 2015

The first quarter of 2015 has seen Lach Howarth, our Clubhouse Coordinator, running regular outreach sessions with Calwell High School and Wanniassa School Senior Campus. The sessions are being run in community spaces within the school, such as the library and the wellbeing rooms, and involve up to 10 students at a time. During the […]

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She Leads 2015: 5 quick questions with Tracey Spicer
24 April 2015

In the lead up to this year’s She Leads Conference, taking place on Tuesday 19 May at Hotel Realm, we’ll be giving you the chance to get to know our speakers. Today, meet our MC Tracey Spicer. Tracey is one of the most versatile journalists and presenters in the country, with a portfolio spanning television, radio, […]

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Respect Champion – Jennifer Wittwer
23 April 2015

As part of YWCA Canberra’s Respect NOW campaign, over the coming weeks we’ll unveil our passionate Respect Champions. These wonderful women are helping us further our advocacy efforts, calling on the ACT Government to prioritise funding for primary prevention and early intervention programs, to end violence against women. To support the Respect NOW campaign, please […]

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Staff Snapshot – Jackie Green
23 April 2015

Jackie Green is YWCA Canberra’s Children’s Services Operations Manager. Working closely with the Director of Children’s Services, she oversees three early childhood services, 13 school age care programs and our family day care scheme. The Children’s Services portfolio employs approximately 200 educators and provides care to over 1200 children each week. Can you tell us […]

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Respect Champion – Darlene Cox
20 April 2015

As part of YWCA Canberra’s Respect NOW campaign, over the coming weeks we’ll unveil our passionate Respect Champions. These wonderful women are helping us further our advocacy efforts, calling on the ACT Government to prioritise funding for primary prevention and early intervention programs, to end violence against women. To support the Respect NOW campaign, please […]

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