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FEBRUARY

Each month we celebrate the achievements and milestones of women throughout history.

Trail Blazing YWCA Sports Woman Glory Bain Passes Away at 96

 

YWCA Victoria would like to acknowledge Glory Bain’s great and lasting contribution to YWCA Rowing and extend our condolences on to her family and friends.

FEMINIST NEWS ROUND UP AUGUST!

Australia loses legend Fiona Richardson, the world stops to watch Mayweather's last boxing fight despite his violent crimes against women and Pink does a solid for gender non-conforming kids during her VMA speech.  All this and more in this month's Feminist News Round Up! 

SEPTEMBER

Each month we celebrate the achievements and milestones of women throughout history.

Ring-A-Ding! YWCA National Merger News!

We're thinking about combining all of our powers to become ONE MIGHTY NATIONAL ENTITY! Read on to find out about our progress...

Breaking Down Barriers for Migrant Women

The number of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) young women in Victoria is growing. What are the barriers they face and how can they be addressed?

Queen For A Day!

Some of you may recall our fundraising drive, where we encouraged our members and friends to buy beauty treatments (haircuts, facials and manicures) for women in our housing. Guess what- this program is back and we want to treat EVERY resident. That's right! TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY WOMEN! 

FEMINIST NEWS ROUND-UP JULY 2017!

16-year-old young woman discovers a cure for anthrax, Rob Kardashian in hot water for revenge porn Instagram stunt and Australia's half yearly statistics on domestic violence arrive and it is looking frightening for Australian women.  All this and more in our July Feminist News Round Up! 

AUGUST

Each month we celebrate the achievements and milestones of women throughout history.

JULY

Each month we celebrate the achievements and milestones of women throughout history.

PAST- Mean Girls in Geelong!

To celebrate the 13th anniversary of this CHICK FLICK CLASSIC, YWCA Victoria are bringing it back to the big screen!

PAST- YWCA Victoria and Women's Melbourne Network Present- Dear Diary!

YWCA Victoria and Women’s Melbourne Network bring to you a night of zits, hormones, braces, awkward first kisses and tales of teenage longing.

YWCA and WMN Present: Dear Diary!

YWCA Victoria and Women’s Melbourne Network bring to you a night of zits, hormones, braces, awkward first kisses and tales of teenage longing.

Technology, Domestic Violence and the Law..The Y Investigates

As many of us know, domestic abuse isn’t always physical. Unfortunately, the rapid expanse of technology has presented both victims and legislators with a whole new set of problems.

It's Time For Our June Feminist News Roundup

Housework, Hairdressing and Hack! We've got all the juicy news you can handle!

FEMINIST NEWS ROUND UP - MAY!

This month we saw Australian women organising against sexual harassment for service workers, taking a shot at Google for their sexist language and breastfeeding in parliament.  Read more about this as well as some international news from our sisters a far in this month's Feminist News Round Up!

RUN LIKE A GIRL! Register for Run Melbourne or Donate to Our Team!

Join or support our team to raise much-needed funds for women and girls in Victoria! 

PAST- Register or Support the Y for Run Melbourne this July!

You don't have to be a Fit Frances to enter! There's something for everyone, including the 3km kid’s event (29 July), 5km run/walk, 10km run or the half-marathon event on the 30th July. Or you can just support the team!

Richard Tackles Homelessness Head On!

Much-valued YWCA staff member Richard answers some pressing questions about the new way the YWCA is tackling housing shortages for women in vulnerable circumstances.  

IMPORTANT MERGER UPDATE!!!

As many of you will have noted, YWCAs around Australia have been involved in some lengthy discussions about merging into a single, national entity. 

PAST- YWCA Presents- Words of Wisdom: A Tale of Two Women

Nevena Spirovska chats to local wonder-women Hana Assafiri and Donna Stolzenberg about success.

MAY

Each month we celebrate the achievements and milestones of women throughout history.

FEMINIST NEWS APRIL!

This month we see sportswomen hit it out of the park and school girls shaking up the scientific community.

The Y Gets A Backyard Makeover!

We got a visit and a new community garden from the team at Frasers! 

Quickie Podcast

Quickie is a short-form, feminist podcast that shoots straight from the lip.

Feminist News Roundup- March!

This month we celebrated International Women's Day and faced down a lot of bull...

Update on National Merger...

As some of our members will know, YWCAs across Australia are working together to explore the possibility of becoming a single united entity, focusing on national scale but retaining a local focus to ensure Australia’s diverse communities of women continue to be well-served.

In November 2016 we signed a statement of intent, and since then merger discussions are progressing to plan...



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