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Mentors wanted for Y Connect Program!

19 February 2018

Y CONNECT – Seeking Mentors YWCA Adelaide’s Y Connect program seeks to empower young women living with disabilities and progress their goals for employment or career development. This 10 week mentoring and workshop program will build participants knowledge and use of their personal strengths, set goals and develop confidence, while being supported to engage in a mainstream... more

Join or Renew Your YWCA Membership!

14 February 2018

Join or renew as a YWCA Member for 2017/2018! You will become or remain part of one of the world’s largest women-led movements, championing gender equality and women’s rights. As a YWCA Adelaide Member, you will have access to member benefits such as discounts to events, personal and professional development, scholarships and sponsorship, information and influence, and... more

Great Ydeas Small Grants

16 January 2018

APPLICATIONS FOR THE GREAT YDEAS GRANTS 2018 ARE NOW OPEN! YWCA Adelaide’s Great Ydeas Small Grants Program provides annual funding to support the leadership journey of  YWCA Adelaide Members and advance women’s leadership in South Australia. Members can apply for financial assistance to implement an idea or access an opportunity that develops their own leadership and/or positively... more

Call out for stories on Bystander Intervention

12 January 2018

YWCA Adelaide is collecting stories for a video project to highlight the importance of bystander intervention. Have you ever intervened in a situation where someone was experiencing discrimination or harassment? Did you stand up for someone else? Or perhaps someone stepped in to support you? Did you wish you’d done something but weren’t sure what to do? We... more

YWCA Adelaide to deliver regional Bystander Workshops

5 January 2018

Equipping Regional Communities to Prevent Violence Against Women YWCA Adelaide are excited to announce a new regional violence prevention project made possible through a Crime Prevention and Community Safety Grant from the SA Attorney General’s Department. The project ‘Equipping Regional Communities to Prevent Violence Against Women’, will build upon YWCA Adelaide’s award winning work in violence... more

Christmas Appeal: TAWINA Project empowering women & girls!

19 November 2017

Giving our local action a global impact In considering your giving activities this Christmas, YWCA Adelaide would like to help you make a global gift that really will go on giving and has a direct impact! Donate to the TAWINA (Teams Advancing Women in Agriculture) Project that tackles gender inequality in Malawi, through the economic... more

Women, Peace & Security Roundtable

30 August 2017

Join us in Adelaide on Wednesday September 26, for a civil society discussion on Women, Peace and Security. What does peace mean to you? What does security mean? What should Australia be doing differently to build peace and security in Australia and our region? The global challenges of climate change, extreme poverty and inequality, armed... more

Assistant Coordinator – Y CONNECT

14 February 2017

YWCA Adelaide is seeking a part-time Assistant Coordinator (at 7.6 hours per week) for our new Y Connect Program. Y Connect is a new initiative, to establish a framework of engagement and personal development for women, particularly young women, with disabilities.  The Assistant Coordinator will work closely with the Coordinator to develop, implement and evaluate... more

SHE Leads High Conference 2017

10 February 2017

Friday 19th May 9am – 3:30 pm (registration opens 8:30 am) Adelaide Convention Centre  For girls in years 10-12 at high school, YWCA Adelaide’s SHE Leads High Conference is South Australia’s only leadership Conference for girls, designed to inspire pathways for future success. Featuring a range of guest speakers, panel and break-out sessions, this full... more


5 February 2017

The Addressing Violence Alliance (AVA) is a collaborative partnership between a number of lead agencies in the community services, health and criminal justice sectors. AVA is committed to increasing the capacity of the South Australian workforce in responding to and preventing violence. AVA is pleased to be hosting their 2017 forum: Interpersonal violence and LGBTIQ... more

Apply to attend UN Commission on the Status of Women

22 May 2016

Call for nominations: YWCA Australia delegation to 61st United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Do you want to represent YWCA at the United Nations peak global gathering on women’s rights and gender equality? Apply now! The UN Commission on the Status of Women is the global policy body for women’s issues. Representatives of... more

Y Gift Shop – Now Open!

13 November 2015

As advocates for women’s leadership, we think you will be delighted to hear about the launch of the Y Gift Shop. At the Y Gift Shop, you are developing the leadership of women and girls, one gift at a time. Purchases in the Y Gift Shop are tax deductible and gifts range in price from... more

World YWCA Council

22 October 2015

A huge YWCA Australia delegation has just returned from the 28th World YWCA Council, held in Bangkok, including four YWCA Adelaide representatives: Liz Forsyth, Lisa Warner, Fiona Meade and Jemma Taylor. At World YWCA Council the following happened: Several resolutions were officially adopted including the Envisioning 2035 goal: 100 million young women and girls transform power structures... more

AGM 29 October

10 September 2015

YWCA Adelaide’s 135th Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 29 October, 2015. On this night, new Board Directors will be announced as well as the 2015/16 Board Trainee and the 2015/16 SHE Leads Program Member Scholarship recipient. The Great Ydeas Small Grants Program will also open at the AGM. This is a wonderful... more

SHE Leads Board Training

10 September 2015

Delivered in an interactive, simulated board meeting, YWCA Adelaide’s SHE Leads Board Training is a three hour governance workshop designed to increase the governance skills and confidence of women applying for board roles. Presented by experienced Board member and governance specialist Nicole Swaine tickets are $35 for YWCA Members and $65 for non Members. Join... more

Conference Reflection

25 August 2015

Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls Natasha Stott Despoja delivered a powerful keynote address at the 2015 SHE Leads Conference. Celebrating 20 years since she was elected to Parliament, Natasha took the time to reflect on what has, and hasn’t, changed in two decades for women in power. Angela Priestley from SHE Leads Conference Online... more

SA Women’s Policy

4 August 2015

YWCA Adelaide welcomes the State Government’s launch of the South Australian Women’s Policy – ‘Achieving Women’s Equality’. This policy is a whole-of-government document that aims to further gender equality under three pillars: Improving women’s economic status, Increasing women’s participation and leadership; and Improving women’s safety and wellbeing. A suite of documents is available on the Office for... more

Board Nominations Open

4 August 2015

Nominations for YWCA Adelaide’s Board are invited from all women to fill four vacancies. These voluntary positions are three year terms. Nominations close on Monday 24 August. Access documents and further inform... more

Rise Above the Pack

4 June 2015

Rise Above the Pack is a community safety campaign delivered in the city of Adelaide by YWCA Adelaide through funding from the South Australian Government. Featuring 20 men including the Premier of SA, Leader of the Opposition, Police Commissioner, Lord Mayor, SA Cricket players and many others the campaign features images of the men and... more

Conference Keynote Announced

3 June 2015

Group Captain Catherine McGregor will deliver the Keynote Address at YWCA’s 2015 SHE Leads Conference. Speechwriter and strategic adviser to the Chief of the Air Force Ms McGregor is also an author, cricket commentator and political columnist. YWCA’s 2015 SHE Leads Conference is being held on Friday 21 August at the National Wine Centre. Tickets for... more