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Yusra Hasan

Three Questions with: Yusra Hasan (Young Women’s Council)

I joined YWCA’s Young Women’s Council because I’ve always been passionate about gender equity and intersectional feminism. The YWC seemed like a wonderful way to not only connect with other like-minded young women, but felt also like a great platform for advocacy and self-learning.

YWCA former director, Ilena Young

Thank you Ilena, former YWCA Board Director

We thank former director, Ilena Young, who has recently made the decision to step down from the YWCA Australia Board. We acknowledge Ilena’s significant contribution in the creation of a strong, unified, national YWCA.

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Young women most vulnerable amid gender equality backlash

National research body ANROWS in partnership with VicHealth have released their latest research report which surveyed 1,761 young Australians aged 16 to 24 about their views on violence against women and gender equality.

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Stories in Philanthropy: TFFF and YWCA

TFFF’s multi-year support went beyond dollars to include advice, advocacy, “encouragement and moral support”, all of which helped YWCA’s Women of Worth program deliver extraordinary results and secure Australian Government funding.

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Let’s Talk About Digital Consent!

According to a 2017 YouGov survey, 53% of millennial women have received a naked photo from a man. As a young woman living in the 21st century who owns a phone, this information is not surprising to me. Chances are my fellow females will not find this surprising either.

Sexual violence; will the tragedies of history ever stop repeating?

Using the bodies of women as weapons against their own society is not a new concept, with systematic rape used as a primary tool of war to weaken the integrity of an opposing group throughout modern history.