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YWCA Aotearoa New Zealand Outward Bound Scholarship

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 4:24 pm | YWCA

The YWCA's purpose is to support individual and community change by empowering women, especially young women, to develop and exercise their individual and collective leadership through enhancing their spiritual, physical, mental, and cultural wellbeing. Our ... More >>

Celebrating global change for young women at a local level

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 3:43 pm | YWCA

World YWCA Day on Monday 24 April not only brings to the fore the positive global contribution made by YWCA, but also marks a life changing local milestone for young kiwi girls and women. More >>

New Executive Officer for Young Women's Group

Monday, 27 March 2017, 10:50 am | YWCA

The Young Women’s Christian Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (YWCA A/NZ) welcomes new Executive Officer Alanna Irving, co-founder of Loomio. “Alanna comes to us with an amazing background in social entrepreneurship and operations and we’re ... More >>

YWCA seeks quick adoption of Pay Equity Principles

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 9:55 am | YWCA

The YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand welcomes the release of recommendations of the Working Group on Pay Equity Principles. More >>

Young YWCA leader elected to global governing body

Friday, 23 October 2015, 5:05 pm | YWCA

Young New Zealand woman Nive Sharat Chandran was recently elected as Vice President of the World YWCA Board. The elections were held at the World YWCA Council which meets every four years and this year was in Bangkok, Thailand. More >>

New research reveals high awareness of gender pay gap

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 9:12 am | YWCA

Recent research reveals 65% of women believe there is still a gender pay gap and 41% believe men are given increased opportunities in the workplace to get paid more, according to a Westpac survey on equal pay in our workplaces. The survey of 700 Kiwis ... More >>

YWCA Auckland award for long-time women’s role model

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 12:06 pm | YWCA

New Zealand’s first female Governor General and Mayor of Auckland has been granted a Lifetime Achievement Award by YWCA Auckland, for her services to the Auckland community and acting as a role model for Kiwi women nationwide. More >>

Volunteer Selflessly Helps Women Who Have Had Breast Cancer

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 1:32 pm | YWCA

Local Karitane resident Tonelle Horner is a facilitator for Encore, a free programme run by YWCA Auckland that helps women who have had breast cancer deal with the physical and emotional effects of treatment. She will soon be holding another Encore programme ... More >>

Call to Remove Kate Sheppard From $10 Note,

Friday, 1 August 2014, 1:48 pm | YWCA

29 July 2014 – YWCA Auckland is continuing the fight for gender pay equality in New Zealand with its latest campaign which calls for the Governor of the Reserve Bank to remove gallant suffragette Kate Sheppard from the $10 note. More >>

Westpac Win Gold For Equal Pay

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 9:30 am | YWCA

July 2014 – YWCA Auckland has today announced four outstanding winners of its inaugural Equal Pay Awards, led by Westpac, who were awarded first place - the Gold Award - for best practice as an equal pay employer. More >>

Launch Of YWCA Equal Pay Awards

Monday, 31 March 2014, 3:35 pm | YWCA

YWCA is once again shining the spotlight on equal pay, with the national inaugural YWCA Equal Pay Awards , recognising best practice amongst business leaders actively addressing equal pay within their organisations. More >>

Kiwi Teens Banish Negative Body Image with a Love Note

Thursday, 27 June 2013, 1:09 pm | YWCA

A group of young women are taking grim body image statistics into their own hands with a campaign encouraging their peers to see themselves in a more positive way. More >>

From Now until the End of the Year, Women Work for Free

Thursday, 29 November 2012, 10:38 am | YWCA

New YWCA Auckland ‘Demand Equal Pay’ campaign aims to put the spotlight on NZ’s gender pay gap. More >>

Whangarei streets increasingly unsafe says YWCA of Whangarei

Wednesday, 26 September 2012, 10:52 am | YWCA

A worrying increase in violent attacks on the streets of Whangarei is disturbing, says the YWCA of Whangarei. This comes after a vicious knife attack in central Whangarei over the weekend and the murder of 21-year-old Ashlee Louise Anne Edwards in July. More >>

Free Breast Cancer Exercise Programme in Your Area

Monday, 17 September 2012, 5:38 pm | YWCA

Encore is a FREE exercise and support programme which helps women who have had breast cancer restore mobility, flexibility and confidence. More >>

YWCA and Women in Super team up for New Zealand Money Week

Monday, 3 September 2012, 2:55 pm | YWCA

New Zealand’s first Money Week is running from September 2nd – 8th 2012. Organisations across the education, financial and community sectors have organised a variety of Money Week events throughout New Zealand, with YWCA and Women in Super working together ... More >>

YWCA Auckland welcomes new Chief Executive

Monday, 20 August 2012, 12:03 pm | YWCA

The YWCA Auckland (YWCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of new CEO Monica Briggs, who will commence work on 17 September 2012. Monica Briggs has had a distinguished career in the public health and senior management experience in the NGO sector. More >>

YWCA are Fairy Godmothers

Sunday, 10 June 2012, 8:16 pm | YWCA

Many young women across Wellington spend a huge amount of money on their school or university ball or graduation ceremony – their ‘one night’ Cinderella experience. More >>

World YWCA Day 2012

Thursday, 19 April 2012, 9:52 am | YWCA

The YWCA is the largest women’s organisation in the world, incorporating 125 countries and uniting more than 25 million women More >>

Response To Green Paper For Vulnerable Children

Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 7:29 pm | YWCA

The YWCA Auckland is supportive of the progression of the Green Paper for Vulnerable Children and will be making a submission. After 125 years of working with women and particularly young women, the YWCA has an evolved knowledge of what positive, strengths-based, ... More >>



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