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Run with the 'Y' this July!

Join the YWCA Victoria team for Run Melbourne and support girls in the DHHS Child Protection System.

RACK OFF! FESTIVAL 2016

This year’s RACK OFF! festival, which filled the Tote Hotel to capacity on March 6, was a strong early contender for gig of the year.

PAST - Run for the Y this July!

Join the YWCA Victoria team for Run Melbourne and support girls in the DHHS Child Protection System.

Feminist News Round Up - April!

Harassment, Harriet and Hashtags- Check out what caught our eye in April.

Donor sperm and me: a love story

It was six years ago that a relationship break up, a law change, and a ground-breaking doctor culminated in my life taking a change of path I could never have imagined: into single motherhood.

We want YOU in our girl gang!

Our members are at the heart of YWCA! We invite ALL women and girls to join our community and help create change!

Join in April to win some great prizes too!

Call for applications to join YWCA Housing Board

YWCA Victoria's subsidiary company, YWCA Housing, is a registered community housing provider. YWCA Housing is currently calling for applications to join the board as an Independent Director. 

Call for applications to join YWCA Housing Development Committee

Through YWCA Victoria's subsidiary company, YWCA Housing, an exciting opportunity has arisen for candidates with housing development expertise and who are aligned with the YWCA Victoria’s values.

Feminist News Round Up - March!

Pop stars, politicians and protests.

Check out the news that caught our eye this March!

Interview with Phoebe Paradise

You might have seen  Brisbane-based artist, Phoebe Paradise’s designs on YWCA Victoria’s event posters and teatowels. Or her drawings accompanying journalist Clementine Ford’s podcast, “The Misandry Hour.” YWCA chatted with Phoebe about her designs, her music, feminism and her increasingly busy schedule.

TINAtalks #3 - "Funny Talk: Arming up for the feminist battleground"

ANNOUNCING! A special edition of TINAtalks to coincide with Melbourne Comedy Festival! Who says feminism can't be funny? Not us and neither do our fabulous guests!

PAST - TINATALKS #3 - Comedy Festival Edition!

TINATALKS #3 - "FUNNY TALK: ARMING UP FOR THE FEMINIST BATTLEGROUND" Who says feminism can't be funny? Not us and neither do our fabulous guests!

Be My Friend

In a time where technology dominates, there is an app for everything. Finally, sisters, there is an app for women to find other women friends, named Hey! VINA.

The Asista Program

Asista is one of YWCA Victoria’s most popular program, and at sixteen years, its longest. The mentoring program matches young women, often from difficult backgrounds, with a volunteer female mentor who offers friendship, support and fun. 

Feminism - A Dirty Word?

Feminism is defined in the dictionary as “the belief that women should be allowed the same rights, power and opportunities as men”, but with the evolution of feminism the word itself has become entangled with the mainly negative connotations that are stereotypically assigned to it.

PAST - Announcing! Our Annual Rock and Roll Fundraiser!

On Saturday, March 5th, 2016, The Tote Hotel in Collingwood will once again play host to an amazing array of femme-dominated bands, performers and DJ’s as a part of YWCA’s RACK OFF! Festival.

You have piercing eyes

The New Year, 2016, for the gender equality campaign began much like the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Likewise, the flotilla in the vast ocean of highly professional ‘male, not so pale and stale’ community, wend their way back to the bastion of chauvinism with a litany of sexists incidents.

Volunteer Mentor Positions Available

We are looking for volunteer mentors to join our ASISTA Program - supporting young girls in the Child Protection system.

YWCA Victoria Unites Against Violence

YWCA Victoria is supporting the Victoria Against Violence campaign. From 25 November until 10 December events and campaigns will run to raise awareness about family and gender violence. Read more to see how you can join YWCA Victoria to unite and create change.

Learning Mentors Wanted!

We're running a new program for women engaging in adult education and we're looking for volunteer STUDY BUDDIES!



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