Thank You for a Successful Year!

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Thank You for a Successful Year!

Monday, December 31, 2012

by Katie Stanton Social Media Manager, YWCA USA 2013 is nearly here, so let’s take a step back and reflect on the accomplishments of the past year. For the YWCA, looking back helps us remember what we can achieve together, and to plan for how we will continue to empower women and eliminate racism in… Continue Reading Thank You for a Successful Year!

Not Vanquished

Friday, December 14, 2012

By Scot Nakagawa Race Files I started Race Files after screening 24 hours of political commentary programs. I screened them to test a hunch. That hunch was that if these programs were your only window on the U.S., you’d conclude that people of color are a barely present and politically insignificant part of America. I’m… Continue Reading Not Vanquished

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!

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?