The Violence Against Women Act Saved This College Student’s Life

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The Violence Against Women Act Saved This College Student’s Life

Monday, January 14, 2013

by Lily Bolourian Organizer and student Picture this: You’re taking your dog out for a walk in the middle of a sleepless night.  You’re enjoying the weather … not quite fall weather but definitely not summer anymore either. A late September evening and a break from reality, a chance to escape into the cocoon of the… Continue Reading The Violence Against Women Act Saved This College Student’s Life

The Gift of Safety and Security

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

By Desiree Hoffman, Director of Advocacy YWCA USA This holiday season, I’m wishing for Congress to pass a bi-partisan Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and to extend tax cuts for the middle class. I’ll admit, it’s a big wish: there is only a very short window of time — about 15 working calendar days — for Congress… Continue Reading The Gift of Safety and Security

Take Action to Reauthorize VAWA!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

By Qudsia Jafree YWCA USA For nearly 18 years, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has provided a national, streamlined response to address domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. Earlier this year, the House of Representatives passed the Adams-Cantor (H.R. 4970) version, which failed to include provisions that help immigrant, Native women and… Continue Reading Take Action to Reauthorize VAWA!

Coming Together for Worldwide Advocacy against Violence: the World YWCA International Training Institute

Monday, November 12, 2012

By Desiree Hoffman, Director of Advocacy YWCA USA November 6, 2012 will always be a memorable day in my book. It was the day I took my longest international trip – 18 hours from my home city of Washington, D.C., with pit stops in Dallas, T.X. and Tokyo. My final destination was Seoul, Korea, where I was chosen… Continue Reading Coming Together for Worldwide Advocacy against Violence: the World YWCA International Training Institute

YWCA of O’ahu Offers Hawai’i’s First Transitional Housing to Homeless Women Veterans

Friday, November 9, 2012

by Kimberly Miyazawa Frank Chief Executive Officer, YWCA of O‘ahu On a cold January night in 2011, roughly 68,000 veterans across the nation were spotted on the street without a roof over their heads. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) says 144,842 veterans spent “at least one night in an emergency shelter or transitional housing program”… Continue Reading YWCA of O’ahu Offers Hawai’i’s First Transitional Housing to Homeless Women Veterans