It’s On Us to Shift How We Talk About Sexual Assault

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#WorkAgainstViolence: Domestic Violence

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

By Qudsia Raja Advocacy & Policy Manager of Health and Safety, YWCA USA By now, you’ve likely seen the video of former NFL player Ray Rice brutally assaulting his then-fiancé Janay Rice and then dragging her unconscious out of an elevator. While everyone has been talking about this particular incident, domestic violence is a systemic problem.… Continue Reading #WorkAgainstViolence: Domestic Violence

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

Commemorating Women’s Equality Day

Thursday, August 21, 2014

By Samantha Plotino Mission Based Coordinator, YWCA Bergen County  Historically, women in the United States have grappled with the perceived notion that they are not equal to men. It’s easy to forget that until 1920, women were not allowed to vote: they were, essentially, rendered voiceless. Often subjected to a lesser status in society, women… Continue Reading Commemorating Women’s Equality Day