An Opportunity to Make a Difference

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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

Men have the power to end violence against women

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

By Patricia Glaser Shea President and CEO, YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee  Nearly nine months ago, domestic violence victim advocates stood proudly in front of the Metro Courthouse as our city’s leaders presented recommendations for system-wide improvements to Nashville’s response to domestic violence. The recommendations came after Mayor Karl Dean commissioned and completed a domestic… Continue Reading Men have the power to end violence against women

Women & Incarceration: A Crucial Conversation in Cambridge and Beyond

Friday, May 23, 2014

By Anna J. Weick Administrative Assistant, YWCA Cambridge “[Prisons] are not places for human beings with spirits inside of them” – Andrea James In the past 30 years, women have become the fastest-growing incarcerated population in the United States, and activists in Cambridge are determined to fight for alternatives. This past Wednesday, the Cambridge Women’s Commission,… Continue Reading Women & Incarceration: A Crucial Conversation in Cambridge and Beyond

Women’s History Month 2014: Celebrating The Nameless, The Faceless, The Invisible

Thursday, March 27, 2014

By Yumhee Park Program Assistant for the Health and Reproductive Rights Department, National Women’s Law Center Which of these is not like the other? Amelia Earhart, aviator. Virginia Woolf, novelist. Frida Kahlo, artist. Kim Gun-ja, comfort woman. While the first three women have been recognized for their achievements, oftentimes, women like Kim Gun-ja are left to… Continue Reading Women’s History Month 2014: Celebrating The Nameless, The Faceless, The Invisible