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Rack Off! Returns..

YWCA Victoria and the City of Melbourne are proud to present the fourth instalment of the Rack Off! music festival, which takes up residence at The Curtin on Saturday 3rd of March.

PAST- March 3rd- Rack Off Returns..

YWCA Victoria and the City of Melbourne are proud to present the fourth instalment of the Rack Off! music festival, which takes up residence at The Curtin on Saturday 3rd of March.

FEMINIST NEWS ROUNDUP 2017!

We've decided to put together the most interesting feminist news tidbits for 2017. As it turns out, that's a LOT.

We're Looking for Scholarship Applications!

The Global Summit of Women was conceived as the nexus at which all sectors – public, private and nonprofit – would come together under the common vision of dramatically expanding women’s economic opportunities globally. It’s been running for nearly THIRTY YEARS and we want YOU to go!

Feminist News Round Up November!!

Victoria saw our first Indigenous MP, Aussie TV personality Don Burke is exposed, a teen girl hands back an award from the government and Coca Cola does a Pepsi! All this and more in Novembers Feminist News Round-Up!

Young Australian Women To Look Out For In 2018

Young Australian Women To Look Out For In 2018

YWCA OSAKA EXCHANGE PROGRAM!

Wow, do we have some exciting news! Our sisters in YWCA (YWCA OSAKA) are providing the opportunity for a young woman from the Asia-Pacific region to go to Japan on cultural exchange! This is a great opportunity for YWCA members or staff who are young women 25 and under, to participate in a four week cultural exchange and leadership program in Japan, July-August 2018.

Happy 135th to Us!

Did you know that YWCA Victoria is celebrating our 135th year?! We had some fab cupcakes and a lot of sparkling wine at our recent AGM. It filled us with pride to look back at the organisation’s accomplishments, initiatives and the hard work of all of the Y-Women before us. Want to hear about them? Good, cause we wrote a little blog about it!

Feminist News Round Up October 2017

This month has been both a harrowing and healing time for women everywhere with the social media hashtag #metoo campaign allowing women to shed a light on their own personal experiences of harassment and assault.  Downunder we have had women take up some powerful political positions, and Jane Austen has joined the Queen on the 10 pound note!  All this and more in this month's Feminist News Round-Up! 

It's AGM Time...AND OUR 135th BIRTHDAY!

It’s that time of year again to bring together YWCA Victoria’s members, friends and associates for our Annual General Meeting. We love this time of year!

PAST- NOVEMBER 30: YWCA AGM and Birthday Party!

It’s that time of year again to bring together YWCA Victoria’s members, friends and associates for our Annual General Meeting.

NOVEMBER

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

Join us in NEW YORK CITY!

It's that time again! We're looking for YWCA members to represent us in NYC next year for the Commission for the Status of Women.

Dear Diary Returns on November 9th!

Dear Diary is BACK! That’s right, we're once again ready and willing to terrorise you with THE HORRORS OF PUBERTY!

PAST- Dear Diary- November 9

Dear Diary is BACK! That’s right, we're once again ready and willing to terrorise you with THE HORRORS OF PUBERTY!

FEMINIST NEWS ROUNDUP- SEPTEMBER!

Fenty, the Feminist Brigade and GIRLS WITH SWORDS! Here's the juicy titbits from September! 

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.



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