ACT Women’s experiences during COVID-19 – what we heard

Of the 540+ women who responded to the survey, 29.2% were aged between 35-44 years of age, 21.8% were aged 45-54 years, 18.8%  were 25-34 years, 12.2% were 65 years or older, 3.3% were 18-24 years, and 0.4% identified as being 18 years or younger.

The vast majority of our respondents were still working. When describing their current employment and … Read more

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What has happened to women’s unemployment in the ACT during COVID-19?

The impacts of the COVID-19 shutdown on employment and unemployment have been quite different for women and men in the ACT.  Some of the ACT industries which were hardest hit by COVID-19 had mainly women workers – for example women are the majority of workers in schools and childcare, healthcare, and in the clerical and non management roles in the … Read more

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Support for pregnant women and those giving birth

In the midst of the COVID-19 isolation we know that there are many pregnant women and mums-to-be who have been feeling anxious about the impacts of COVID-19 on their care.

There are a range of supports that have been introduced to ensure that women are supported and safe including new ways of delivering services, including the use of telephone and … Read more

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Women’s health matters – looking after your health!

We know from our survey of ACT women about COVID-19 that with the stress COVID-19 has placed on women’s lives, it is important that women look after their overall health and wellbeing.

GP’s have identified that the message to stay at home and prevent the spread of COVID-19 has meant that the number of people with health conditions getting their … Read more

Perinatal Wellbeing Centre’s #cakedit challenge

This weekend would have been the Perinatal Wellbeing Centre‘s annual fundraising event, Cake Off. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions they have had to postpone the event to next year. To channel Cake Off and continue to raise necessary funds for perinatal mental health and wellbeing, they are challenging their supporters and the broader community to participate in their … Read more