#WorkAgainstViolence: Sexual Assault

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#WorkAgainstViolence: Sexual Assault

Monday, October 13, 2014

By Qudsia Raja Advocacy & Policy Manager of Health and Safety, YWCA USA Violence against women impacts the lives of countless women and their families across the United States. Women and girls of all ages, income levels, racial and ethnic communities, sexual orientations and religious affiliations experience violence in the form of sexual assault, domestic violence,… Continue Reading #WorkAgainstViolence: Sexual Assault

Recognizing the Importance of the Violence Against Women Act on Its 20th Anniversary

Saturday, September 13, 2014

By Hannah Brinson Violence Prevention Project Coordinator, YWCA Knoxville This Saturday marks the 20th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, or VAWA. VAWA was enacted in 1994 and includes measures to keep victims safe, and to hold perpetrators accountable. Here at the YWCA in Knoxville, Tennessee, the funding provided by VAWA has revolutionized our… Continue Reading Recognizing the Importance of the Violence Against Women Act on Its 20th Anniversary

The Top 10 Questions to Ask About Your Title IX Rights on a College Visit

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

By Michaela Olson Intern, NWLC ‘Tis the season for college visiting. As campuses across America are flooded with high school students this summer, there are some hard-hitting, crucial questions to keep in mind—and they may help to give you better perspective on where you could spend some of the most formative years of your life.… Continue Reading The Top 10 Questions to Ask About Your Title IX Rights on a College Visit

YWCA of Queens Attends UN Women Global Launch of Beijing+20

Thursday, July 10, 2014

By Jane Lee Communications & Outreach Associate, YWCA of Queens The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women launched its year-long Beijing+20 Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it! campaign on Thursday, June 26, 2014. The campaign is a year-long movement with the mission of cultivating global dialogue and actions on women’s rights and gender equality.… Continue Reading YWCA of Queens Attends UN Women Global Launch of Beijing+20

An Opportunity to Make a Difference

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

by Danielle Desrosiers Direct Care Supervisor, Survivor Outreach and Advocacy Services, YWCA Western Massachusetts An open letter to the YWCA community and beyond: I am writing to you as a member of our community and as someone who has had the privilege of working with survivors of sexual assault for the past five years. In those five years, I… Continue Reading An Opportunity to Make a Difference