Membership means belonging and it is a partnership which involves giving and receiving.
THE MEANING OF MEMBERSHIP
YWCA Australia is the country’s leading feminist organisation. YWCA’s national, united voice works to empower all women, young women and girls and ensures their access to leadership positions, economic independence, human rights, safety and self-determination.
For our first year as a merged organisation YWCA Australia are providing free membership to anyone wishing to join. Over the next 12 months we are rejuvenating our membership packages shaped by our members, joining the YWCA Australia for 2018/2019 means you get to have a say on how we grow our membership and the YWCA movement into the future.
AT YWCA MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS INCLUDE
- Attend national and international gatherings on gender equality
- Develop yourself as a leader in your community
- Share your skills (eg. as a volunteer, mentor or speaker)
- Meet other socially conscious feminists
- Have a voice in gender equality issues at state, federal and international levels
- Enjoy discounted tickets to our events
- Apply for member-only opportunities (eg. World YWCA internships in Geneva, Switzerland)
WHY WOMEN IN ADELAIDE CHOOSE YWCA
Belinda works for the South Australian Government. She is a Member of YWCA.
“I believe in the work of the YWCA. Investing in young women’s leadership is an investment in a better, brighter future as far as I’m concerned. Women bring so much to the table when it comes to solving problems in our local, national and international community.”
Louise is a journalist and filmmaker. She is a Member of YWCA.
“Whenever I see statistics about violence against women or the gender pay gap or gender bias in employment a little part of my heart breaks. Organisations like the YWCA are important for me to keep believing we can still make change, we can fill in the gap and change those statistics. And when I see or read about other amazing women within the membership I believe it is possible.”
Jennie works for a South Australian University. She is a Member of YWCA.
“I am a feminist and have a lot of respect of the work of the YWCA in helping women to achieve their potential as leaders.”