Young Women’s Advisory Group (YWAG)

Members of YWAG

ERA's Young Women's Advisory Group (YWAG) is made up of ten young women (aged 30 and under) from across Australia, working together to bring young women's perspectives and views to ERA's advocacy and driving research and advocacy projects relevant to the lives of young women.

YWAG's current focus is on strengthening sex education in Australia through their project:  Let's Talk: Young Wom*n's Views on Sex Education.  Let's Talk captures and amplifies the voices and experiences of young women in relation to sex education in order to improve comprehensive sexuality and respectful relationships education in the national curriculum. You can find YWAG's reports from the 2015 survey here and here.

Let's Talk 2019: Young Wom*n's Views on Sex Education

In July 2019, YWAG has launched a new wave of the Let's Talk survey for young women, including those who identify as women, cis women, trans women, non-binary and trans-femme identifying young people aged 16-21.

You can take the Let's Talk 2019: Young Wom*n's Views on Sex Education survey here.

You can also download a hard copy of the survey, to email or post back to us here: YWAG Let's Talk 2019 - Hardcopy survey

As part of the Let's Talk 2019 project, there is an opportunity for young women and non-binary young people aged 18-21, and the organisations that work with them, to run focus groups on views on sex education. Focus Group Toolkits are available here: YWAG Let's Talk 2019 - Focus Group Toolkit

 
YWAG has regular input into ERA's advocacy and policy positions, participates in our policy work groups and develops papers for ERA's projects. YWAG is an excellent opportunity for young women to access training and experience in women's policy and advocacy.

YWAG's previous work includes the curation of the feminist blogging site Settle Petal and a campaign to promote positivity around body image for young women.

Looking for more information on Let's Talk 2019, or interested in getting involved with YWAG? Contact Romy Listo at era.projects@ywca.org.au.

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