Blog: YWCA Canberra team

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Our Lives, Our Futures: a call for change on International Women’s Day
12 March 2021

YWCA Canberra has a strong local reputation of hosting International Women’s Day events that highlight the lived experiences of women in Canberra. We continued this tradition in 2021, using women’s personal narratives to demonstrate policy failures and call for more to be done towards gender equality. Our 2021 International Women’s Day event, held on Wednesday […]

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Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world
5 March 2021

This International Women’s Day, we are looking at how we can work towards gender equality through developing women’s leadership capacity and representation, in line with the UN Women theme of ‘Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world’. At YWCA Canberra, we strive for a future where all people can access and […]

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Tips on how to deal with re-entering society
8 July 2020

Living through lockdown has been challenging to say the least, but for many it has provided a sense of security and comfort in a time of unprecedented change and uncertainty. But as we begin to move towards a more relaxed state, many of us will again experience a new sense of anxiety, as we begin […]

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Learning resources for kids and parents in self-isolation
24 April 2020

For many children, starting a new school term can bring lots of excitement and maybe a few nerves. This coupled with the recent events unfolding around COVID-19 and the closure of schools has left many parents questioning whether to send their children back to school or not. As we prepare for further announcements by the government, it’s important to keep children motivated and learning even through these times of uncertainty. To […]

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Tips for LGBTQIA* teens
23 April 2020

Things are rough right now. You’re out of school, away from friends and your support networks. This can be particularly tough when you’re gender or sexuality diverse and maybe in isolation with people who aren’t as supportive as your peer networks. It’s important at times like this to remember that there are supports out there. […]

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Self-isolation workout ideas
22 April 2020

As we all try our best to adjust to these difficult times, it’s no doubt that many of us have had to make big changes to our everyday lives and lifestyle habits. With gyms and centres closed, it’s clear to say that another thing being impacted during this pandemic is our exercise regimes and physical […]

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Women’s economic participation and the importance of Early Education after COVID-19
17 April 2020

COVID-19 has created unprecedented social and economic change. The broadscale closure of recreational activities and entertainment venues due to mandated social distancing regulations have transformed our social and economic lives to mere online operations. Some are fortunate enough to have retained their jobs and are working from home; many others no longer have a job, […]

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Curating a positive social media feed
6 April 2020

Social media can be a great resource. It’s a perfect place to share stories, photos, projects, news updates and events. Especially now, with social distancing, social media can help us stay connected with our loved ones. But it can also spread fear and panic during times of crisis and uncertainty. When our feed is full […]

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Meet a member – Penny Kyburz
28 February 2020

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. We will feature an interview with a member here on our blog so you can get to know each other a little better. Today, […]

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2019 STOP Domestic Violence Conference
24 December 2019

YWCA Canberra’s Gender and Domestic Violence Specialist Dr Tulika Saxena attended the 2019 STOP Domestic Violence Conference on the Gold Coast in December 2019. About 370 participants from all over Australia, from government, community services sector and universities, as well as violence survivors, participated in the conference this year, with the aim to come together […]

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