Media releases

YWCA Australia speaks out on behalf of women and girls, their families and communities

2018 media releases

Youth Mentoring Program recruiting volunteers, October 30, 2018

Y PEP Program reaches milestone, September 4, 2018

YWCA's across Australia become one, June 1, 2018

Read our past media releases:

2015 media releases 

It is a national crisis: the leaders are committed, but where is the guaranteed funding?

Women’s Sector call on Nations Leaders at COAG: Violence is Preventable

2014 media releases 

YWCA She Speaks Survey Results: Young women call on the PM to lead change on gender stereotypes

2012 media releases

Spreading the benefits - but not to all of our community

YWCA Australia welcomes FWA’s order to reduce gender wage gap

2011 media releases

YWCA Australia welcomes recognition of gender pay gap but funding concerns remain,17 May 2011

YWCA Australia welcomes federal budget measures,13 May 2011

Support for young mums is paramount, 6 May 2011

YWCA Australia welcomes National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women, 24 February 2011


2010 media releases

Supporting women’s leadership – in business, government and the community, 18 August 2010

United Nations says: Great progress, but Australia could do better for women, 18 August 2010

YWCA campaign encourages young women to make their vote count, 23 July 2010

Australian Women to Address the United Nations, 9 July 2010 

YWCA Australia celebrates historic first, 24 June 2010

YWCA Australia welcomes strengthening of the Sex Discrimination Act, 10 May 2010

YWCA welcomes Henry Review Report focus on economic participation for women, 6 May 2010 

YWCA Australia urges passage of paid parental leave legislation, 5 May 2010

2009 media releases

Government delivers on paid parental  leave, 12 May 2009

Paid parental leave long overdue, 11 May 2009

Celebrate body diversity on No Diet Day, 6 May 2009

YWCA 'highlights' women's leadership, 24 April 2009 

Media spokeswoman

YWCA Australia has expertise on a range of issues relating to women and girls, such as gender equality and body image.

We can provide comment and opinion on breaking news as well as background information.

For media inquiries, or to arrange an interview with a YWCA Australia spokeswoman, please contact:

Vanessa Beggs