Welcome to YWCA
YWCA Australia is our country’s leading feminist organisation. We’re a strong, united, proudly women-led organisation achieving real change through our advocacy and programs for women, young women and girls.
We provide 132,495 nights of affordable accommodation for women each year across Australia.
Women of Worth
WoW supports women in the justice system to positively re-engage with the community.
Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services
New South Wales
Court support, information and referrals for women impacted by domestic violence.
Housing in Australia is in desperate need of a gender lens
After experiencing family violence, it took Leanne* four years to secure safe and affordable housing. Her story shows us why we need a gender-responsive approach to social housing.
Leanne was forced to leave her family home in 2011 due to family violence and spent the next four years homeless before securing long term, safe, affordable housing with the support of YWCA National Housing.
Thank you Caroline, former YWCA National Housing and YWCA Housing Board Director
We thank former director, Caroline Treacy, who has recently made the decision to step down from the YWCA Housing and YWCA National Housing Boards. Because of Caroline’s contribution, YWCA is strongly positioned to continue innovating and diversifying our affordable housing property options.
Women’s Unpaid Care Work in Australia
Women continue to bear the work load of unpaid care in Australia. What can be done to improve the well being and financial stability of women in unpaid care work in the future? This article written by Emiko, a member of the YWCA Young Women’s Council.