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ACT Government urged to set up specialist sexual offences court

Advocates are calling for a specialist sexual offence court to be established in the ACT to properly prosecute one of the most under-reported crimes.

Canberra region women invited to shape the future with YWCA

YWCA are inviting Canberra region women and non-binary people to participate in the Our Lives: women in the ACT survey.

Great Ydea! Building financial literacy for neurodivergent women

A video game that aims to build financial literacy for neurodivergent women, and a print edition of ANU’s Bossy Magazine are among the recipients of YWCA Canberra’s 2023 Great Ydeas Small Grants Program.

Territory Plan missing the middle, Canberrans call for housing change

At least 100,000 new ACT residents will need to be housed during the next decade and Missing Middle Canberra say medium density housing will ease the substantial rental load. 

Sod turned at YWCA Ainslie housing site for vulnerable women

Ground has officially been broken at the YWCA Ainslie development today, which will soon give shelter to nine vulnerable Canberran women.

Common Ground Dickson opens, Berry pleads for acceptance

Dickson has welcomed the suburb's newest residents today at the opening of the latest Common Ground social and affordable housing development, as ACT Minister for Housing Yvette Berry urged Canberrans to support public housing in their communities.

‘Weaving is everything’ for Wiradjuri woman Jessika Spencer

Clutching her kangaroo bone needle and Lomandra reeds proud Wiradjuri woman, Jessika Spencer, is keeping traditional weaving knowledge alive as she follows in her ancestors’ footsteps.

Leave STEM research to men? This Canberra woman doesn’t think so

Claire Harris, a Canberra woman in STEM and founder of Innovate Communicate, says more diverse STEM workplaces are, the more knowledgeable they’ll be.

Canberran First Nations women and deaf community have Great Ydeas

The recipients of the YWCA 2022 Great Ydeas Small Grants program are leading change in the Canberra community.

What makes an equal workplace? With YWCA Canberra

As YWCA Canberra once again accepts the Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) award, CEO Frances Crimmins asks why more ACT organisations are not reaching the “benchmark”. The EOCGE recognises organisations at...

YWCA Great Ydeas welcome Serina Bird’s meaningful donation

WCA Canberra know that from little things, big things grow, so they’re thrilled for their Great Ydeas Program with support from Serina Bird.

Pandemic creates ‘dire’ situation for many ACT women: survey

The YWCA 2021 Our Lives: Women in the ACT survey has allowed women and non-binary Canberrans to share their experiences of inequality.