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FEBRUARY

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...

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.



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