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What is Australian Pay Gap Day?

On September 8th this year will be Australian’s next Pay Gap Day, but many are unclear on what this actually is or what it means. The Australia Pay Gap Day is held on a different day annually, calculated by the number of days from the end of the last financial year (starting on July 1st) that it would take women to earn as much as men. The eventual goal of Pay Gap Day is that an Equal Pay Day will one day be celebrated on June 30, when pay equality for all genders is finally accomplished.

Thursdays in Black

The Thursdays in Black campaign is an international campaign that has long been advocating and raising awareness for the end of violence against women. YWCA Victoria has initiated a local campaign aimed at Victorians to show solidarity with victims of gender violence and to raise funds for YWCA's women's housing and education programs. 
 

Red Alert! Big Changes to Report!

We're having some THOUGHTS over here at the Y. Some BIG ONES. As you might know, YWCA started here in Melbourne in 1882 and spread like wildfire throughout the country by the turn of the century. Now, 134 years later, we're considering amalgamation- meaning that we'd be one national entity instead of Y's spread throughout different cities and states. We're considering whether this model would improve our organisation and our work. We're calling this the SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT and we're pretty interested to hear what YOU think. If you're a member, you'll be voting on this at our AGM which goes down on 27 October 2016. We want to hear what you think before then too. Read on for details..

Help Us Find Some Homes!

Are you one of those people that love cruising real estate websites? Snoop around places with "For Sale" signs? Attend open houses with no intention to buy? That's actually just us being creepy, isn't it?
Okay, but seriously, we've been hard at work fundraising and doing some very significant planning and have some exciting projects to report. BUT we still need your help.

Travellers Aid Helping Women for 100 Years

Independent Organisation, Traveller's Aid, has been helping women with accessible and safe travel aid for 100 years  

 

 

 

Monash University- Stepping Up For A Good Cause!

The winter cold isn’t enough to stop the Monash College walking group at the Clayton campus from pounding the pavement for a good cause!

Donate to YWCA Victoria's Tax Appeal

Donate to YWCA Victoria's Tax Appeal today and give hope to a woman at-risk of homelessness.

RACK OFF! 2016 Festival Highlights

Check out this great mini-doco of YWCA Victoria's Rack Off! 2016 Festival.

Held on Saturday 6 March at the Tote Hotel, Collingwood.