improving the lives of women by ending inequality


Vale Kathleen Edwards

May 22, 2014

The YWCA Victoria sadly acknowledges the passing of life member Kathleen Edwards. "Kathleen was a giant of our movement, and it is hard to figure out how we are going to survive without her encyclopaedic knowledge of all things YWCA, her tremendous good judgement and wisdom, and her abiding love and passion for improving the lives of the women around her, and for the YWCA’s part in that." Caroline Lambert- YWCA Australia. Please contact the YWCA Vic for memorial service details. ...

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YWCA Vic Media Release

May 15, 2014

Young women pushed into homelessness. YWCA Victoria Chief Executive Officer, Ms Jan Berriman, today said that the Federal Budget has forgotten young people, particularly in the areas of income support, housing and education. “In this Budget Mr Hockey has chosen to not invest in the future of this nation – our youth.” said Ms Berriman. “This Federal Budget has provided a range of measures that will have significant long term impacts on the economic security and safety of women.” ...

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May 14, 2014

YWCA Victoria is hosting a panel discussion and networking opportunity on the topic of Gender Equality in the Post 2015 development agenda; a reflection from CSW58. The event will bring together an intergenerational panel from the Not-For-Profit and NGO sector. The aim of the event is to share the experience and learnings from the 58th Commission for the Status of Women. It will be an opportunity to ask questions, understand the process a...

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World YWCA Day Thunderclap

April 23, 2014

'World YWCA Day is just around the corner - excitement is building up here in the World YWCA Office and we can feel the buzz in the air within the movement! As part of our social media strategy for World YWCA Day we have organised a ThunderClap. A ThunderClap is a FREE online tool which sends out an automatic message from your personal facebook, twitter and/or tumblr account - this means that on World YWCA Day the following message (thunderclap) will go out around the world: Create positive ...

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