Blog: Advocacy

Budget 2020-2021 a missed opportunity for women
19 October 2020

When the Treasurer stood up to deliver the Budget address on behalf of the Government, he began by saying that in 2020 “Australians have been tested like never before” and indeed, this past year of hazardous smoke, bushfires and a pandemic has been stressful for many, particularly women. Research has consistently found that domestic violence […]

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Interview with YWCA Canberra early educator, Rachel Pace about working in early learning during COVID-19
10 September 2020

Early learning educators were key frontline workers during COVID-19, and YWCA Canberra is proud of the commitment and professionalism demonstrated by staff during a period of uncertainty exacerbated by frequently changing government directives. Rachel shares what it was like working in the sector in the early days of the COVID-19 shutdown and how it felt […]

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Interview with Dr Emma Campbell CEO of the ACT Council of Social Service
10 September 2020

YWCA Canberra has been pleased that Housing affordability and homelessness have been a central issue this election campaign.  We caught up ACT Council of Social Services (ACTCOSS) CEO Dr Emma Campbell to hear how the sector is addressing this core policy area and their response to the housing announcements which have been made so far. […]

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Meet the Candidate- Therese Faulkner
10 September 2020

Therese is running for the Canberra Progressives in the electorate of Kurrajong (Inner-North and Inner-South). She brings previous campaign experience having run in last year’s federal election. We caught up with her to hear how 2020 is going and what minor parties can bring to the election campaign. What can you tell us about yourself […]

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Meet the Candidate- Kacey Lam
10 September 2020

Kacey is a first-time candidate running for the Canberra Liberals in Ginninderra (Belconnen). Read our interview with Kacey and hear how she’s found the campaign so far. What can you tell us about yourself and how you’ve found being on the hustings so far?  My parents migrated from Hong Kong to Melbourne before I was […]

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Meet the Candidate – Georgia Phillips
10 September 2020

Georgia Phillips is running as a candidate for ACT Labor in Yerrabi (Gunghalin). She’s a former public servant and ministerial advisor. We caught up with Georiga to hear how she’s found the campaign. What can you tell us about yourself and how you’ve found being on the hustings so far?  I was born, raised and […]

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Meet the Candidate – Emma Davidson
10 September 2020

Emma Davidson is a former community sector worker and current convenor of Women’s Electoral Lobby Australia. Emma is running as a candidate for the ACT Greens in Murrumbidgee (Woden-Weston). Read our interview with Emma and hear what gender equality means to her below. What can you tell us about yourself and how you’ve found being […]

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Women’s frontline services working together during Covid-19
3 April 2020

With the escalation of COVID-19 in our community and the declaration of the public health emergency, we are preparing for an increase in demand for our essential support services. As parts of the community respond to COVID-19 by self-isolating or purchasing surplus essential food and personal items, the heightened stress on families is becoming evident. It is important to keep in mind that the home can often […]

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She Acts – Women After Dark
3 October 2019

Written by Ashleigh Streeter and Sophie Fisher, YWCA Canberra Board members Do you have an after dark safety ritual? On the phone, keys in hand, walking on the street instead of the dimly lit footpaths? Well, you’re not alone and that’s part of the problem. Last month She Acts, YWCA Canberra’s volunteer group, held an […]

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Ending homelessness in the ACT
29 July 2019

Last week YWCA Canberra’s CEO, Frances Crimmins participated in the TEDxCanberra Salon event, “No Place Like Home”. The event focused on why the ‘home’ is integral to human security, a functioning society, and overall health and well-being. It also explored what the concept of home means to different people from different walks of life. The […]

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