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Where can your great Ydeas take you with Ritu Clementi
22 March 2021

At YWCA Canberra, we care deeply about empowering women and giving a voice to passionate thinkers, dreamers and innovators within our community. We believe all girls and women have the potential to make our world a better place, so much so that we’re willing to back them through our 2021 Great Ydeas small grants program! […]

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Where can your great Ydea take you with Jazmeen Payne
19 March 2021

At YWCA Canberra, we care deeply about empowering women and giving a voice to passionate thinkers, dreamers and innovators within our community. We believe all girls and women have the potential to make our world a better place, so much so that we’re willing to back them through our 2021 Great Ydeas small grants program!  Joining us […]

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Where can your Great Ydeas take you with Sophie Fisher
1 March 2021

At YWCA Canberra, we care deeply about empowering women and giving a voice to passionate thinkers, dreamers and innovators within our community. We believe all girls and women have the potential to make our world a better place, so much so that we’re willing to back them through our 2021 Great Ydeas small grants program! […]

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Celebrating 2021 International Women’s Day in Canberra
1 March 2021

International Women’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than to get together with your nearest and dearest friends and head to an international women’s day event taking place across Canberra! This past year, we’ve witnessed first-hand just how important women are within our community and across the globe. From […]

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Five quick questions with Jakida Smith
26 February 2021

The She Leads College Conference taking place on Friday 26 March, is a one-day leadership event for young-woman, non-binary and female students in years 11 and 12. It is designed to equip participants with the practical skills and knowledge they need to become confident leaders in their community.   This year’s theme ‘Wild’, is all about harnessing personal adversity and using […]

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Walking the talk on workplace gender equality
24 February 2021

YWCA Canberra is proud to have once again been recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA). We have held this citation consistently since 2014 and, for the second year in a row, are the only ACT-based organisation to receive it. A total of 136 organisations […]

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YWCA Hong Kong Conference 2020 speech by Frances Crimmins
14 December 2020

On 4 December, our Hong Kong sister YWCA held an international conference to celebrate its 100th anniversary, under the theme Solidarity for a Better World. Keynote speakers included Mohammad Naciri, Regional Director of UN Women for Asia and the Pacific, and Mira Rizeq, President of World YWCA. YWCA Canberra CEO Frances Crimmins was invited to […]

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Mapping out a Circle of Support with Jason from YWCA Canberra
5 December 2020

This year, YWCA Canberra is participating in 16 Days of Activism by sharing stories, resources and interviews from people and organisations doing their part to help fight against gender-based violence. Jason is next in our series discussing the impact of violence against women for the families the Circles of Support counselling service helps. For some […]

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Giving Tuesday
1 December 2020

It’s 1 December 2020, which means it’s both nearly the end of this (seemingly centuries-long) year and it’s Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday is an annual day for individuals, communities and businesses to come together and give their time, money, goods or voices to celebrate and thank Australian not-for-profits (NFP). As an NFP organisation, we at […]

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Trans Awareness Week
16 November 2020

Research suggests that LGBTQIA* people are over-represented in homelessness services around the world, and this is reflected in the experiences of housing service providers in Australia. As stated in the LGBTIQ+ Inclusive Practice Guide for Homelessness and Housing Sectors in Australia, “frameworks for understanding homelessness have been largely informed by white, Western, heteronormative worldviews that […]

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