The Price of Love

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The Price of Love

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

by Meesha Emmett Communications Manager, YWCA Central Alabama During the month of October, the YWCA Central Alabama is spreading hope, health and healing throughout the central Alabama community by recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence crosses all economic, racial and social lines. It affects thousands of women and families each year. In fact, Alabama… Continue Reading The Price of Love

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?

In Her Shoes: Sara Baker, YWCA Knoxville

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

by Rhonda Bishop YWCA USA In Her Shoes is a series that profiles young women working in YWCAs across the country. Sara Baker currently serves as the Director of Women’s Advocacy & Written Communications for the YWCA Knoxville in Knoxville, Tennessee. Sara Baker’s previous work includes co-founding women’s groups in rural Appalachia, advocating for women’s… Continue Reading In Her Shoes: Sara Baker, YWCA Knoxville

H.R. 4970 Provisions will Hurt the Most Vulnerable Women: Why the House of Representatives Needs to Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act and Unite Against H.R. 4970 Today

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

by Qudsia Jafree Field and Policy Coordinator, YWCA USA Today, the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 4970 to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  Enacted 18 years ago, VAWA has been nothing short of life-saving for millions of women and children across the nation, providing a comprehensive, streamlined and national response to… Continue Reading H.R. 4970 Provisions will Hurt the Most Vulnerable Women: Why the House of Representatives Needs to Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act and Unite Against H.R. 4970 Today