Blog: respect

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A-Z: Inclusivity in Practice
19 January 2016

2015 was a busy year for our dedicated Youth Engagement Officers.  As well as running a bustling Youth Centre, managing the award-winning Computer Clubhouse and working one-on-one with young people, our quietly achieving staff established a new group. A-Z is a group for gender and sexuality diverse young people, providing a safe and non-judgemental space […]

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16 days of Activism: Gender inequality at the root of violence against women
24 November 2015

This opinion editorial was published in The Canberra Times on 21 November 2015, to start the conversation about meaningful action to end violence against women as part of our participation in the global campaign 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. This year, we’ve heard a lot of public commentary on the shocking prevalence of violence against women in […]

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5 Quick Questions with Kate Carnell
13 May 2015

In the lead up to this year’s She Leads Conference, taking place on Tuesday 19 May at Hotel Realm, we’ll be giving you the chance to get to know our speakers. Today, meet Kate Carnell. Kate commenced as CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) in May 2014. ACCI, Australia’s largest and […]

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Respect Champion – Julie McKay
29 April 2015

As part of YWCA Canberra’s Respect NOW campaign, over the coming weeks we’ll unveil our passionate Respect Champions. These wonderful women are helping us further our advocacy efforts, calling on the ACT Government to prioritise funding for primary prevention and early intervention programs, to end violence against women. To support the Respect NOW campaign, please […]

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Respect Champion – Jennifer Wittwer
23 April 2015

As part of YWCA Canberra’s Respect NOW campaign, over the coming weeks we’ll unveil our passionate Respect Champions. These wonderful women are helping us further our advocacy efforts, calling on the ACT Government to prioritise funding for primary prevention and early intervention programs, to end violence against women. To support the Respect NOW campaign, please […]

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Respect Champion – Darlene Cox
20 April 2015

As part of YWCA Canberra’s Respect NOW campaign, over the coming weeks we’ll unveil our passionate Respect Champions. These wonderful women are helping us further our advocacy efforts, calling on the ACT Government to prioritise funding for primary prevention and early intervention programs, to end violence against women. To support the Respect NOW campaign, please […]

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Every Girl Human Rights Tree

Empowering young women – Every Girl
20 January 2015

What does it mean to be a good citizen? What are our human rights, and what do they look like? How do we know when we have respect in a relationship? What power do we have to make a difference to our community, or our world? These are just some of the questions that we […]

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Relationship Things panel event

Relationship Things – the impact of online technology on sex education
8 October 2014

On Friday 17 October, YWCA Canberra will be launching our newly revamped respectful relationships resource, Relationship Things, with an expert panel event exploring issues around sex education and young people. Here, panelist Angela Christian-Wilkes, a Canberran Year 12 student shares her insights into the impact of the internet on sex education. You can read more about Relationship Things online, and about […]

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Launching our Reconciliation Action Plan
28 July 2014

YWCA Canberra launched its Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at a lunchtime event at the Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre last Wednesday. The launch was a celebration of the work YWCA Canberra has contributed as a champion for reconciliation in the Canberra community. It was attended by Ngunnawal Elder Aunty Agnes Shea, local school […]

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