Blog: Advocacy

Women’s organisations lobby PM on gendered violence
17 April 2015

Today, more than 60 Australian women’s organisations signed a joint open letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott calling for funding and leadership to address the root cause of violence against women, gender inequality. With 31 women having been killed in Australia as a result of gendered violence this year alone, YWCA Australia felt it was […]

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Working For Purpose
20 March 2015

The following is an abridged version of a speech given by Caterina to the Women in Information and Communication Breakfast Series in Canberra last week. I have to start by letting you all know that I’m not presenting to you on my own today. I am actually joined by ‘Blue’ who is all of 20-and-a-half-weeks […]

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2014: a year to remember
17 December 2014

I would like to thank and acknowledge the enthusiasm, support and dedication of my colleagues, and the work of our 300 staff. Our organisation is not only a significant employer in the Territory, but also a contributor to the economic, cultural and social wellbeing of our community. Our 2013-2014 Annual Report highlights the many achievements […]

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She Speaks survey 2014

She screams gender inequality but is anybody listening?
25 November 2014

Eighty per cent of young women aged 15-30 don’t believe gender equality exists in Australia, while a staggering 88 per cent say that women experience discrimination. The annual She Speaks survey, by YWCA Australia and the University of Queensland, is the largest national survey of its kind, asking young women about their attitudes to and […]

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Caterina Giorgi

The Frugal Feast – Meet Caterina Giorgi of For Purpose
12 November 2014

This month, we’re raising funds for our Lanyon Food Hub through The Frugal Feast – a recipe book, and a week of fundraising activities that will engage the community and provide new and exciting ways for you to get involved and make a difference this festive season. Our week of activities runs from 17 – […]

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Caitlin Sandercock - DAWN

Supporting those who make a difference – DAWN
23 October 2014

As part of this year’s Changemakers Festival, we’re hosting a special panel on Thursday 23 October featuring three of our Great Ydeas grant recipients for 2014, Women leading change: small grants, big impact.  Here, panelist and grant recipient Caitlin Sandercock writes about the process of creating the Development and Aid Workers Network, which seeks to provide information, support and advice […]

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