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Candidate Close Up: Brooke Wandin

In the lead-up to Victorian council elections, we chat with young female candidates! Here's Candidate for City of Melbourne, Brooke Wandin.

Candidate Close-Up: Susanne Newton

In the lead-up to Victorian council elections, we chat with young female candidates! First up, the Greens Candidate for Darebin, La Trobe Ward, Susanne Newton.

September Member of the Month

Each month we select one of our amazing members to tell us a little about themselves, why they are members of the Y and what they hope for the Y community to achieve.

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. 

Rowing and Feminism. Chatting to Olympic Rower Lucy Stephan

We had a chat to now Olympian rower Lucy Stephan in light of last week's decision to send the Australian Women's Eight Rowing Team to Rio Olympics. 

Psychosocial Water Torture

I do not know my birthday because I do not know my birth date. I am adopted. I was brought to Australia from Ethiopia at six months of age after spending a unknown number of days abandoned in the street. I was raised by two white parents, and I have two white older brothers

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... 

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.