YWCA Report Card

The YWCA Canberra released their report card on the progress of the ACT in achieving equality for women. Read report here.… Read more

YWCA Canberra Great Ydeas Grants

Each year, YWCA Canberra provides small grants of up to $2,000 to women, including female identifying and non-binary people across Canberra through our Great Ydeas Small Grants program. Funding can be used to launch a new idea or project, undertake education or training opportunities, or provide seed funding for a small business, for example.


This year, the YWCA has … Read more

2018 Canberra Citizen of the Year Award

The 2018 Canberra Citizen of the Year Award was also announced. The winner was Diane Kargas Bray AM, in recognition of her dedication to building the social capital of the community through Hands Across Canberra and for her tireless commitment to the people of Canberra through roles with Common Ground, GreaterGood and Boundless playground.

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ACT Office for Women’s report card

The ACT Office for Women has released its 2017 Annual Report Card, which provides a snapshot of where we are now and an overview of some of the things that have been have achieved for women in the ACT in 2017.… Read more

New Report released

On International Women’s Day Council On The Ageing NSW released a new report which demonstrates that the economic disadvantage faced by women throughout their working lives is greatly magnified in their retirement years.  The report can be found here.… Read more

Summary Report – developing a New Housing Strategy

Over the last 6 months, WCHM has been participating in the consultation processes to provide women’s perspectives, ideas and options for working Towards a New Housing Strategy for the ACT.

The consultation process culminated in the ‘Our Canberra, Our Home’ ACT Housing and Homelessness Summit in October 2017, which was attended by 200 stakeholders from across industry, community and … Read more

RANZCOG Women’s Health Summit

An event hosted by RANZCOG ( the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) gathered the top 100 influencers in the women’s health sector to share, discuss and dissect the most pressing challenges facing Australian women.

At the Women’s Health Summit, Health Minister Greg Hunt opened by announcing a commitment to the renewal of the national women’s … Read more

Bill introduced

The Health (Improving Abortion Access) Amendment Bill 2018  will amend the Health Act 1993 to improve access to safe and legal abortions for people in the ACT.

The changes will enable medical terminations of pregnancy (using medication rather than a surgical procedure) to be carried out in a location of the woman’s choosing, with care provided by a trained GP … Read more

Endometriosis Awareness Month – Put an end to Endo!

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month and Endometriosis Australia held High Teas around the country, including Canberra with the aim of not only raising awareness and education about endometriosis but to also raise funds to help research endometriosis.

Endometriosis is a misunderstood women’s health issue among the community, and Endometriosis Australia has created a series of Endo myth busters that aim … Read more

Domestic violence leave

As part of the Commission’s four-year review of modern awards, the Fair Work Commission ruled on 26 March that all Australian employees covered by modern awards will be entitled to five days of unpaid leave if they are affected by family or domestic violence.

While the union movement had called for 10 days of paid domestic violence leave for all … Read more