Blog: Advocacy

Marching for Gender Equality
23 January 2017

The Women’s March movement was born out of the Women’s March on Washington, which followed the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The movement has  seen more than 4 million women come together in more than 670 sister marches all over the world. YWCA Canberra’s Executive Director, Frances Crimmins, spoke at the Canberra Women’s March on January 21, calling for more to be done to […]

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Advocating for a better Canberra, for all
1 November 2016

Over the past twelve months, YWCA Canberra has been focusing our advocacy efforts on ensuring that gender equality and social inclusion have been prioritized in the lead up to the ACT election. In March, we launched our election advocacy platform, Every woman, every child, every day, calling on the incoming ACT government to take action […]

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Meet a Candidate – Meegan Fitzharris
27 September 2016

With the ACT election looming,  we are meeting the women candidates standing for election for the ACT Legislative Assembly, to learn a bit more about them and their priorities for the community. This week meet Meegan Fitzharris MLA, Member for Molonglo. Tell us a bit about yourself? I’m a mum of three curious and very individual young […]

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Meet a Candidate – Indra Esguerra
22 September 2016

With the ACT election looming,  we are meeting the women candidates standing for election for the ACT Legislative Assembly, to learn a bit more about them and their priorities for the community. This week meet Indra Esguerra, Greens Candidate for Ginninderra. Tell us a bit about yourself. I grew up in Canberra, and have watched as we […]

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Meet the Candidates: an evening of discussion and debate
16 September 2016

On the evening of Thursday 9 September, members of the ACT community came together at YWCA House for a unique opportunity to meet the candidates. More than 40 YWCA Canberra members and friends spent the evening chatting to 20 of the women standing for election to the ACT Legislative Assembly. With representatives from the Canberra […]

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Meet a Candidate: Tara Cheyne
7 September 2016

With the ACT election looming,  we are meeting the women candidates standing for election for the ACT Legislative Assembly, to learn a bit more about them and their priorities for the community. This week, meet Tara Cheyne, Labor Candidate for Ginninderra.  Tell us a bit about yourself? I grew up in Queensland. I had lived in […]

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Meet a Candidate – Nicole Lawder
31 August 2016

With the ACT election looming,  we are meeting the women candidates standing for election for the ACT Legislative Assembly, to learn a bit more about them and their priorities for the community. This week meet Nicole Lawder MLA, Member for Brindabella. Tell us a bit about yourself? I have lived in various suburbs of Tuggeranong ever since […]

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Meet a Candidate: Caroline Le Couteur
16 August 2016

With the ACT election looming,  we are meeting the women candidates standing for election for the ACT Legislative Assembly, to learn a bit more about them and their priorities for the community. This week, meet Caroline Le Couteur, Greens Candidate for Murrumbidgee. Tell us a bit about yourself? I came to Canberra as a four-year-old. My […]

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Meet a candidate: Angie Drake
5 July 2016

With elections looming at both the territory and federal levels, we were interested to meet the women candidates standing for election for the ACT Legislative Assembly, to learn a bit more about them and their priorities for the community. This week, meet Angie Drake, Labor Candidate for Brindabella.  Tell us a bit about yourself I’m a […]

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Meet a Candidate: Candice Burch
28 June 2016

With elections looming at both the territory and federal levels, we were interested to meet the women candidates standing for election for the ACT Legislative Assembly, to learn a bit more about them and their priorities for the community. This week, meet Candice Burch, Liberal Candidate for Kurrajong Tell us a bit about yourself. I moved to […]

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