SHE Speaks


Katherine Biedrzycki

SHE Speaks was developed in 2011 through a partnership between YWCA of Adelaide and the SA Community Health Research Unit (SACHRU).

SHE Speaks aims to capture the voices of girls and young women in South Australia by exploring a range of concepts and issues, both personal and social, in an online survey.

SHE Speaks was piloted in August 2011 and opened to the public during September, October and November 2011. It was promoted through existing YWCA of Adelaide members and networks including schools and other community based services and not for profit organisations. The survey was also promoted on YWCA of Adelaide’s website and through social media. The online link was able to be forwarded among a variety of networks from the initial sources. SHE Speaks remained open until 300 young women had participated.

2011 is the inaugural SHE Speaks survey. YWCA of Adelaide hopes to use this, and future rounds of the survey to inform its program planning and advocacy. It is also envisioned that the results may be used by other sector services and policy stakeholders to inform their work with young women in South Australia.

This report is free to download SHE Speaks (PDF 761KB)