Blog: Advocacy

5QQ with Nina Funnell – 2021 She Leads Conference
1 July 2021

The She Leads Conference is back! This time it’s being held at Kambri at the ANU on Friday 23 July.  The She Lead Conference is our biggest leadership event of the year, providing emerging and established women and non-binary leaders with the opportunity to develop their practical skills, knowledge and networks to accelerate their leadership journey. This year’s Conference theme is POWER! […]

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5QQ with Dr Mehreen Faruqi – 2021 She Leads Conference
1 July 2021

The She Leads Conference is back! This time it’s being held at Kambri at the ANU on Friday 23 July.  The She Lead Conference is our biggest leadership event of the year, providing emerging and established women and non-binary leaders with the opportunity to develop their practical skills, knowledge and networks to accelerate their leadership journey. This year’s Conference theme is POWER! […]

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5QQ with Amy Thunig – 2021 She Leads Conference
1 July 2021

The She Leads Conference is back! This time it’s being held at Kambri at the ANU on Friday 23 July.  The She Lead Conference is our biggest leadership event of the year, providing emerging and established women and non-binary leaders with the opportunity to develop their practical skills, knowledge and networks to accelerate their leadership journey. This year’s Conference theme is POWER! What it’s […]

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Helping us build up the Canberra community – 2021 Great Ydeas Innovation Breakfast
30 April 2021

On Thursday, 29 April, YWCA Canberra was joined by over 130 people at the Ainslie Football Club for our annual Great Ydeas Innovation Breakfast. The fundraising event, which provided an opportunity for members, supporters and partners to come together to show their support for YWCA Canberra’s housing initiatives, also presented us withwas also an the opportunity to showcase our 2021 Great Ydeas Small Grant recipients […]

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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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