Blog: Advocacy

Great Ydeas – Where are they now with Caterina Giorgi
29 March 2017

Great Ydeas is YWCA Canberra’s small grants program, providing up to $2,000 to women to help kickstart a great idea for a business, community development project, or to support professional development or education and training opportunities. Applications for the 2017 Great Ydeas program are open until March 30, and to celebrate, we’ll be featuring some of our […]

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Reflections from the Commission on the Status of Women 2017
22 March 2017

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. A functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), it was established by Council resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946. The CSW is instrumental in promoting women’s […]

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Calling on Canberra to #LeadTheChange on International Women’s Day
10 March 2017

International Women’s Day presents an opportunity for us all to reflect on the status of women, and celebrate the achievements, progress and action demonstrated by countless incredible women all over the world each year. While it certainly is a time for celebration, it’s not hard to forget how much is left to be done before […]

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Marching for Gender Equality
23 January 2017

The Women’s March movement was born out of the Women’s March on Washington, which followed the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The movement has  seen more than 4 million women come together in more than 670 sister marches all over the world. YWCA Canberra’s Executive Director, Frances Crimmins, spoke at the Canberra Women’s March on January 21, calling for more to be done to […]

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Advocating for a better Canberra, for all
1 November 2016

Over the past twelve months, YWCA Canberra has been focusing our advocacy efforts on ensuring that gender equality and social inclusion have been prioritized in the lead up to the ACT election. In March, we launched our election advocacy platform, Every woman, every child, every day, calling on the incoming ACT government to take action […]

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Meet a Candidate – Meegan Fitzharris
27 September 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 Meegan Fitzharris MLA, Member for Molonglo. Tell us a bit about yourself? I’m a mum of three curious and very individual young […]

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Meet a Candidate – Indra Esguerra
22 September 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 Indra Esguerra, Greens Candidate for Ginninderra. Tell us a bit about yourself. I grew up in Canberra, and have watched as we […]

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Meet the Candidates: an evening of discussion and debate
16 September 2016

On the evening of Thursday 9 September, members of the ACT community came together at YWCA House for a unique opportunity to meet the candidates. More than 40 YWCA Canberra members and friends spent the evening chatting to 20 of the women standing for election to the ACT Legislative Assembly. With representatives from the Canberra […]

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Meet a Candidate: Tara Cheyne
7 September 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 Tara Cheyne, Labor Candidate for Ginninderra.  Tell us a bit about yourself? I grew up in Queensland. I had lived in […]

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Meet a Candidate – Nicole Lawder
31 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 Nicole Lawder MLA, Member for Brindabella. Tell us a bit about yourself? I have lived in various suburbs of Tuggeranong ever since […]

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