Blog: Advocacy

Reflections from day one of World YWCA Council
12 October 2015

A delegation of YWCA Canberra members, Board Directors and staff are currently at the 28th World YWCA Council in Bangkok, Thailand, as part of the YWCA Australia delegation. They will be participating in knowledge sharing, collaborating, and setting the strategic directions for the movement for the next four years. We’ll be sharing their reflections and […]

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Meet a member: Lisa Buffinton
18 September 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 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 Lisa […]

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Panelists plus Fran - RT Online launch

Launching Relationship Things Online – building respectful relationships for the next generation!
7 August 2015

Tuesday 4 August was an exciting day for YWCA Canberra, as we launched the latest in our suite of primary violence prevention resources, Relationship Things Online. Relationship Things Online is an online respectful relationships resource for young people, that explores topics around respect, communication, gender equality, diversity, safe sex and consent. The resource uses interactive […]

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Respect Champion: Nipuni Wijewickrema
1 June 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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Kate Muir

Respect Champion – Kate Muir
28 May 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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5 Quick Questions with Kate Carnell
13 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 Kate Carnell. Kate commenced as CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) in May 2014. ACCI, Australia’s largest and […]

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She Leads 2015 : 5 quick questions with Hala Batainah
11 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 Hala Batainah. Hala is Microsoft’s Federal Director and Canberra Branch Manager, a responsibility she took up in 2010. She has held a […]

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Jane Alver - CSW1

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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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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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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