Violence Against Women: A New Case For the Equal Rights Amendment

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Violence Against Women: A New Case For the Equal Rights Amendment

Friday, October 17, 2014

By Desiree Hoffman Director of Policy and Advocacy, YWCA USA  When the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decides cases, they set precedents in interpreting the Constitution and federal laws, precedents that all other courts, both state and federal, must follow. In the realm of legal equality, there are several legal provisions that feminist… Continue Reading Violence Against Women: A New Case For the Equal Rights Amendment

Commemorating Women’s Equality Day

Thursday, August 21, 2014

By Samantha Plotino Mission Based Coordinator, YWCA Bergen County  Historically, women in the United States have grappled with the perceived notion that they are not equal to men. It’s easy to forget that until 1920, women were not allowed to vote: they were, essentially, rendered voiceless. Often subjected to a lesser status in society, women… Continue Reading Commemorating Women’s Equality Day