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Young Women's Christian Association Victoria (Y.W.C.A. Victoria) (1999 - )

World Young Women's Christian Association (World Y.W.C.A .1855 –)

From
1999
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupations
Social action organisation, Women's rights activists, Welfare organisation, Women's refuge and Social support organisation
Website
http://www.ywca.net/
Location
489 Elizabeth Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

Summary

The Young Women's Christian Organisation of Melbourne reclassified itself in 1999 as Young Women's Christian Organisation Victoria (Y.W.C.A. Victoria). This name change signified a broadening of scope for the organisation which, since 1999 has tended to focus on social reform campaigns of a more vigorously political nature than its prior incarnation. Examples of this include: drug policy recommendation delivered to state and federal governments (2001); reconciliation marching (2001); asylum seeker and refugee action (2001-2004); and paid maternity leave campaigns (2001-2004.

Sources used to compile this entry: Young Women's Christian Association Victoria, http://www.ywca.net/default.asp?id=12, accessed 05/05/2004.

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