Blog: gender equality

The ACT is limping behind others when it comes to creating gender equality
15 August 2017

Originally published in The Canberra Times. – The release of the Human Rights Commission’s damning Change the Course: National Report on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at Australian Universities, 2017 confirms that sexual assault and sexual harassment are occurring at unacceptable rates at Australian universities.   The Australian Human Rights Centre at UNSW subsequently launched a complementary report […]

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Meet our Board Directors: Janine Yokom
15 August 2017

At YWCA Canberra, we’re proud to have such a diverse range of intelligent and impressive women on our Board. Here, you can get to know each of them a little better, and learn about their experiences on the Board, the skills they have gained and the expertise they bring to the table. Today, meet Janine […]

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Meet our Board Directors: Julia Burns
8 August 2017

At YWCA Canberra, we’re proud to have such a diverse range of intelligent and impressive women on our Board. Here, you can get to know each of them a little better, and learn about their experiences on the Board, the skills they have gained and the expertise they bring to the table. Today, meet Julia […]

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Meet our Board Directors: Hannah Wandel
2 August 2017

At YWCA Canberra, we’re proud to have such a diverse range of intelligent and impressive women on our Board. Here, you can get to know each of them a little better, and learn about their experiences on the Board, the skills they have gained and the expertise they bring to the table. Today, meet Hannah […]

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Education and Training at YWCA Canberra
27 June 2017

YWCA Canberra is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO National Number: 1373) that nurtures a culture of learning within the organisation and the broader community. Our Training Unit offers a diverse range of accredited and non-accredited courses, which can be accessed through fee-for-service, work-based traineeships and funded jobseeker services. The key areas of training that we provide […]

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Executive Director Frances Crimmins on the ACT Budget
21 June 2017

The ACT Government recently handed down the 2017-2018 budget, and we have undertaken an analysis of what the implications are for local women, girls, and their families. If you read the headlines, it’s clear what the Government has prioritised this year. It’s the tale of the ACT’s growing population, with an urgent need to meet […]

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Meet a Member – Penny Mallinson
20 June 2017

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

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2017 She Leads Conference – 5 Quick Questions with Clementine Ford
22 May 2017

The 2017 She Leads Conference will be held on Thursday 1 June at QT Canberra, with the She Leads Cocktail and Networking function to be held the night before, on May 31. Tickets and program details are now available at 2017.sheleads.org.au. Open to all, the She Leads Conference brings women from a range of sectors, at all stages of their […]

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CSW61 conclusions – what’s it all about?
18 May 2017

We recently welcomed home the YWCA Canberra delegation from the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), who now have a clear picture of what needs to happen here in Australia and in Canberra in order to progress towards achieving gender equality. We caught up with delegates Hannah Gissane, Sarah Burr, […]

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Partnerships that make a difference – HAYS
17 May 2017

At YWCA Canberra, we are fortunate to have built strong partnerships with organisations that support gender equality and women’s leadership. HAYS are a Champion Partner for the She Leads Conference 2017. We had a chat to Ellie Fraser, Senior Recruitment Consultant at Hays, about her leadership journey through HAYS, the opportunities it has afforded her, and […]

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