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Feminist Book Week 2021 Wrap Up

Thank you to everyone who participated in Feminist Book Week this year! Feminist Book Week 2021 ran from 18 – […]

Intersectionality wants a seat at the policy table

Written by Satara Uthayakumaran There is a current trend in activism; that it must be aesthetic. That it must be […]

Shapes of women divided from shapes of houses

The missing face of the housing crisis: Women lose as house prices surge

YWCA Australia believes the housing affordability crisis is not just intergenerational but gendered with women and young people both losing out as property prices surge.

New voter ID laws could disenfranchise women experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity

YWCA Australia is very concerned the Coalition’s proposed voter ID reforms will create barriers to voting for women experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity. 

#FeministBookWeek Book Club: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

One of the cornerstones of Feminist Book Week is to diversify our to-read lists, and what better way to do that than with a mini Feminist Book Week book club? Two members of the Y community read Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo and share their thoughts.

Advocacy Update – October 2021

Advocacy work at the Y never ends. We spent a lot of August preparing for the National Summit on Women’s Safety, held in the first week of September. This Summit was intended to be an important step towards developing the National Plan to end violence against women and children, but it underdelivered.