Blog: gender equality

How Bridget Clinch took on workplace discrimination in the military and won
4 July 2018

This article was originally published on Women’s Agenda. How did Bridget Clinch challenge workplace discrimination at the Australian Defence Force and lead on massive change in the process?  Bridget Clinch is a former infantry captain, East Timor veteran and trans activist who came to public attention in 2010 when she challenged the Australian Defence Force (ADF) […]

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YWCA Canberra sets a clear agenda to achieve gender equality in the ACT
17 May 2018

Today YWCA Canberra released a report setting a clear agenda to achieve gender equality in the ACT. The makes a series of recommendations across four areas that YWCA Canberra believes would have the biggest impact on gender equality for ACT girls and women. This includes gender responsive government, equality in the workplace, a life free […]

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The significance of the Women’s March: One year on
12 April 2018

The following article is an extended version of an interview with Caitlin Figueiredo and Amy Blain, which first appeared in the March 2018 edition of Y Action. In this interview, Caitlin and Amy discuss their involvement in the 2018 Canberra Women’s March, and its continued significance. The global Women’s Marches are the most recent protests […]

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Fifty50’s Big Ideas Breakfast: Gender Equity by 2025 – supported by Great Ydeas
28 March 2018

Great Ydeas is YWCA Canberra’s small grants program, providing up to $2,000 to women to help kickstart a great idea for a business, community development project, or to support professional development or education and training opportunities. Applications for the 2018 Great Ydeas program are open until 6 April, and in the lead up to announcing this year’s […]

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#LeadingtheChange at our 2018 International Women’s Day event
15 March 2018

On Wednesday 7 March, we partnered with Griffin Legal to host our 2018 International Women’s Day event at the Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre, where we launched our Leading the Change: The Pathway to Gender Equality Report Card with more than 70 leaders from across the community, business and government sectors. Our event kicked off with Ngunnawal […]

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2018 She Leads College – 5 Quick Questions with Laura Piscopo
12 March 2018

The She Leads College Conference, taking place on Thursday 22 March, is a one-day event for girls in years 11 and 12, equipping participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become confident leaders. This year, we have an amazing line-up of inspiring young women who will discuss their pathways as trailblazers. Today, we chat […]

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International Women’s Day – 5 quick questions with Claire Carton
1 March 2018

In the lead up to our 2018 International Women’s Day event, Lead the Change: The Pathway to Gender Equality, we spoke to the event keynote, Claire Carton. Claire Carton is a Managing Partner at Griffin Legal, with expertise in Commercial Law, Government Advisory, Sports Law, Child Welfare, Sponsorship, and the Not-for-Profit sector. Claire was also […]

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2018 She Leads College – 5 Quick Questions with Hannah Mouncey
26 February 2018

The She Leads College Conference, taking place on Thursday 22 March, is a one-day event for girls in years 11 and 12, equipping participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become confident leaders. This year, we have an amazing line-up of inspiring young women who will discuss their pathways as trailblazers. Today, we chat […]

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2018 She Leads College – 5 Quick Questions with Hani Abdile
23 February 2018

The She Leads College Conference, taking place on Thursday 22 March, is a one-day event for girls in years 11 and 12, equipping participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become confident leaders. This year, we have an amazing line-up of inspiring young women who will discuss their pathways as trailblazers. Today, we chat […]

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Women must expose sexual harassers boldly, but also wisely
24 January 2018

It’s January 2018, and sexual-harassment commentary drips down the pages of our newspapers like brandy custard on the stale plum pudding in the back of the fridge. There is a shared intake of breath each time we learn of the un-sexy details of conduct allegedly enacted by some national icons. The sound of a collective […]

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