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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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