Update: Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), H.R. 4970

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Why is the U.S. Senate Playing Politics with Violence Against Women?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

by Gloria Lau Chief Executive Officer, YWCA USA As an organization dedicated to improving the lives of all women and as the largest provider of battered women’s shelters and domestic violence services in the U.S., the YWCA is deeply disheartened by the increasing politicization of women’s health and safety by our elected officials.  As the… Continue Reading Why is the U.S. Senate Playing Politics with Violence Against Women?

Bought and Sold: The Exploitation of Female Sexuality in a Market-Driven Society

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

by Stephanie M. Crumpton Special to the YWCA Recently I’ve watched the sexual assault case against an extremely affluent international businessman unravel due to efforts to render the victim uncredible. The case kept coming up in the back of my mind (interrupting me really) when I sat down to work on this blog about image,… Continue Reading Bought and Sold: The Exploitation of Female Sexuality in a Market-Driven Society