Blog: Advocacy

Meet a Candidate: Brooke Curtin
10 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 Brooke Curtin, Liberal Candidate for Kurrajong.  Tell us a bit about yourself. I grew up in an Air Force family near […]

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Meet a Candidate: Leigh Watson
3 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 Leigh Watson, Independent Candidate for Ginninderra.  Tell us a bit about yourself  I am married with two teenage children and have lived […]

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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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My Tech Freeze – Hala Batainah, Federal Director at Microsoft and YWCA Canberra Clubhouse Ambassador
27 June 2016

Hala Batainah is the Federal Director at Microsoft, and a passionate ambassador for the YWCA Canberra Clubhouse. To support the Tech Freeze Appeal, the self-confessed technology devotee relinquished tech for weekend. Here, she shares what she learned. It’s not too late to sponsor Hala – head to her EveryDay Hero page to donate, with all funds raised going directly to the […]

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Meet a Candidate: Rebecca Vassarotti
22 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 Rebecca Vassarotti, Greens Candidate for Kurrajong.  Tell us a bit about yourself. I am […]

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A weekend with the family.. and without technology!
15 June 2016

This year, our winter appeal is raising money for the YWCA Clubhouse, a free learning space for young people in Tuggeranong to learn and build their confidence through technology.  Supporters can fundraise by taking on the Tech Freeze Challenge – relinquishing technology for a weekend and seeking sponsorship from friends and family for doing so. […]

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Meet a candidate: Rachel Stephen-Smith
7 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 Rachel Stephen-Smith, Labor Party Candidate for Kurrajong.  Tell us a bit about yourself. I grew […]

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Roslyn Dundas in Geneva

In honour of World YWCA Day
3 May 2016

World YWCA Day takes place every year on April 24. This year, former YWCA Canberra board member Roslyn Dundas visited the World YWCA Office for the occasion. Here are some reflections from the day, and on its significance here in Canberra, Australia.  Sitting on a train, heading to Geneva, I’m excited to be able to […]

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Frances Crimmins speaking

Open letter to Senator Michaelia Cash, Minister for Women
11 March 2016

This week, there was much discussion about domestic violence leave provisions for federal public servants.  We believe that specific domestic violence leave provisions are essential, and as the Australian Public Service is the largest employer in the ACT, this is an issue that we feel strongly about. Please see below an open letter on this issue to Senator […]

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