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Trans or Cis, Women Are Stronger Together

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

By Alessandra Bryant and Kendal Edwards YWCA has always been at the forefront of the women’s rights movement, empowering women since our inception over 160 years ago. For this reason, we remain committed to centering the experiences of BIPOC communities, LGBTQIA+ folks, survivors of gender-based violence, people with disabilities, and immigrant, low income, and unhoused… Continue Reading Trans or Cis, Women Are Stronger Together

Women & Incarceration: A Crucial Conversation in Cambridge and Beyond

Friday, May 23, 2014

By Anna J. Weick Administrative Assistant, YWCA Cambridge “[Prisons] are not places for human beings with spirits inside of them” – Andrea James In the past 30 years, women have become the fastest-growing incarcerated population in the United States, and activists in Cambridge are determined to fight for alternatives. This past Wednesday, the Cambridge Women’s Commission,… Continue Reading Women & Incarceration: A Crucial Conversation in Cambridge and Beyond

Intimate Partner Violence and the LGBTQ Community

Friday, October 18, 2013

By Chai Jindasurat New York City Anti-Violence Project As we reflect during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I’d like to take a moment to lift up the work of advocates and organizers in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities who have championed the cause of ending intimate partner violence (IPV) in LGBTQ communities. Intimate… Continue Reading Intimate Partner Violence and the LGBTQ Community

When Discomfort Leads to Violence: Options for Survivors

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

by Anna Thompson Communications and Development, YWCA Northcentral Pennsylvania In this age of information and awareness, domestic violence and sexual assault are still topics that make people uncomfortable, often to the point where they cannot approach them seriously or honestly. Being uncomfortable is also (and unfortunately) an indication of fear, which can breed violence. When people come face-to-face… Continue Reading When Discomfort Leads to Violence: Options for Survivors

What is VAWA and Why Does it Matter?

Monday, October 15, 2012

By Sharon Svec YWCA Clark County The Violence Against Women Act (or VAWA) was initially first signed into law on September 13, 1994 by President Clinton.  This milestone marked the increased acknowledgement of domestic violence as a public health and human rights concern both in the U.S. and internationally, and at last, a federal response… Continue Reading What is VAWA and Why Does it Matter?