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FEBRUARY

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

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

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

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...

PAST- Registrations Now Open for the YWCA Dog Parade!

Harking (barking?) back to our events in the 30's and 40's, we bring you the YWCA Dog Parade Fundraiser!

Bow Wow WOW! Dog Parade Fundraiser! Registrations Now Open!

Harking (barking?) back to our events in the 30's and 40's, we bring you the YWCA Dog Parade Fundraiser!

 

PRESS RELEASE- YWCA Welcomes Housing Growth Fund

Today, the Victorian Government announced a new Affordable Housing Strategy which includes a fund to assist the growth of community housing, a move that has been welcomed by YWCA Housing and YWCA Victoria

PAST- RACK OFF! Festival

It's back! We're bringing YWCA's annual rock and roll fundraiser and International Women's Day party back to the Tote for a two day rager on March 4 and 5, with photobooth, markets and much more. A celebration and showcase of the talents of women, GNB people and femmes and a chance for us to just have a great party!

Feminist News Roundup- January!

It wasn't just the Women's March that made the news this month!

What's PAPpening to the SMEAR in 2017?

One of our friends saw some articles regarding changes to the way we *PAP* in 2017. If the changes to your cervix inspections have you vexed, take Dr Kim Pham's hand and she'll guide you through it!

RACK OFF! is BACK...

Rack Off! YWCA Victoria’s annual music festival returns to the Tote for a two day spectacular on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of March.

January Member of the Month

Meet our Member of the Month for January, passionate feminist, comms whiz and sex education activist, Casey!

FEMINIST NEWS ROUND UP DECEMBER!

Abortion rights get worse in Texas, a shocking truth revealed in Last Tango in Paris, Romania almost gets a Muslim Woman leader and some women dress as sausages in an spicy protest on the red carpet.  All this and more in Feminist News Round Up this December!

Pet Memberships Now Available!

There's now a new and fun way for you to give that little bit of extra support to the YWCA- PET MEMBERSHIP!

We Want YOU To Represent Us at The United Nations!

The UN Commission on the Status of Women is the global policy body for women’s issues. As the world's largest women's organisation, the Y have been a strong presence at the annual meeting. And we want our members to represent us! Read on for more..

More Housing for Women Facing Homelessness!

YWCA Housing are pleased to announce some new properties on the roster!

FEMINISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

Christmas is close! Frighteningly close! And we tell you what, it might be the holidays but the search for gender equality certainly doesn’t take a break. No siree.  So! With that in mind, we’ve selected some ethical, feminist gifts for the patriarchy smashers in your life.

Take #2 - More Women for Local Governments - What Now?

Women now make up 38% of councillors across Victorian local governments, and almost half of all Councils have a critical mass of elected women at 40% or more. So what now? Linda Bennett from GoWomenLG continues her blog.

 

Feminist News Round Up November!

A month of firsts for Australian women! Our first High Court Chief Justice and Australian Rally Championship winner!  Good news for domestic violence funding, endometriosis sufferers and for a young refugee politician in Mennisota.  Don't even get us started about Bono winning best woman of the year! All this and more in Feminist News Round Up this November!

TINAtalks 6 Tackles the US Election

Join the YWCA of Victoria and fearless feminist warrior/author/journalist and host Clementine Ford for a spirited discussion surrounding the recent U.S election- the who, what, where, how and whys- and the implications on Australia.

YWCA's New Scholarship Program Aims to Educate and Empower Young Women

At this year's YWCA AGM we saw the launch of our first scholarship program designed to assist the further education of some of the amazing women we've engaged with.

Gift Box Organic

Gift Box is a tampon company with a heart. It's a one-for-one social enterprise - for every box of organic tampons purchased, a box will be donated to women who are homeless and cannot access sanitary care. Think Tom's Shoes and Who Gives a Crap toilet paper. Instead of the profits of essential products going into big corporations, Gift Box will sell high quality organic tampons in stores and online, and use the profits to gives back to women in need. 



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