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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.

What do we want? Safe Universities.

Sexual assault and harassment is a growing problem in Australian universities. YWCA Volunteer, Megan, has been researching the issue for the Y team and shares her findings so far... 

Moving with the times

June, 2016: Bendigo Magazine Editorial Piece

The YWCA has been part of our culture for almost 150 years. Even so, the organisation continues to evolve and strive to meet the needs of a contemporary community and is calling on Bendigo's women to join it's ranks.

Wanted: More diverse voices in Parliament

TINAtalks #4 was talking politics at the State Library of Victoria this week. Read this fab summary of the night from our clever and wordy friend, Tegan Forder.


TINAtalks #5: Writing While Female- Subverting Expectations

The variety of women’s writing is as diverse as the female experience itself. The guests on this special edition of TINAtalks certainly traverse many different categories- their work spans across the worlds of playwriting, journalism, music, screenwriting, novels and much more.

Feminist News Roundup- May!

Babayagas, Beyonce, bell hooks and Blind Applications- - Check out what caught our eye in May!


Pockets for Change

Let’s talk about pockets. Or more specifically, the lack of pockets in women’s clothing. How annoying it is. And what Pocket Change’s Pocket Pop Up is doing to fix it.



With the election fast approaching, it's more timely than ever to discuss the needs and concerns of Australian women, as well as the question of gender in the political process.

Donate to YWCA Victoria's Tax Appeal

Donate to YWCA Victoria's Tax Appeal today and give hope to a woman at-risk of homelessness.

RACK OFF! 2016 Festival Highlights

Check out this great mini-doco of YWCA Victoria's Rack Off! 2016 Festival.

Held on Saturday 6 March at the Tote Hotel, Collingwood.


A new initiative is bringing the untold stories of Australian women to Melbourne Town Hall in May. We're excited!

YWCA Fosters Friendships for Young Women

May, 2016: Metro Newspaper Editorial Piece

YWCA Victoria is looking for dedicated and inspiring young women to participate in their long-running Asista Program.


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!

Why we love the 'Y'!

April, 2016: Ruby Magazine Editorial Piece

With a history spanning over 130 years, chances are, you’ve heard of the YWCA. Present in over 125 countries and engaging with 25 million women and girls each year, it is the largest women's organisation in the world.

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.

YWCA Tackles Housing Crisis

March 2, 2016: Media Release

YWCA tackles housing crisis at launch of affordable housing policy paper.

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 on SBS News

January 5, 2016: SBS World News

YWCA Victoria's VP, Cara Gleeson, was invited to comment on the totally inappropriate comments made by Chris Gayle to reporter Mel Mclaughlin.