National programs

YWCA Australia has two national programs that are delivered in partnership with our Member Associations.

YWCA Every GirlEvery Girl logo

... because every girl deserves to thrive

Every Girl is a strengths-based self esteem program for girls aged 9-14 years from disadvantaged communities.

The program aims to address the long-term gender inequality experienced by women in Australia. Every Girl enhances girls’ understanding of their rights, ability to influence community change and their sense of belonging.

Every Girl is proudly funded by the Australian Government Office for Women.

To find out more, please go to the Every Girl website


YWCA EncoreYWCA Encore logo

YWCA Encore is a free 8-week program for women who have experienced breast cancer

YWCA Encore is an exercise program designed specifically for women who have experienced mastectomy, lumpectomy or breast reconstruction surgery at any time in their lives.

Based around land and pool exercises, it is safe, fun and therapeutic. Encore can help you strengthen and tone your arms, shoulders and chest, regain mobility, and improve your general fitness.

To find out more, including programs in your area, please go to the YWCA Encore website.

For general information about ywca encore please call 1800 305 1501800 305 150 (a free call from most fixed phones in Australia) or email