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Roe v. Wade Overturned: What You Need to Know

Friday, June 24, 2022

Today, June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), issued the anticipated ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This means that abortion is no longer Constitutionally protected in the United States, leaving this fundamental right at the mercy of state governments and creating a patchwork of jurisdictions where abortion care… Continue Reading Roe v. Wade Overturned: What You Need to Know

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YWCA Commemorates AANHPI Heritage Month by Uplifting our Leaders

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Year-round, YWCA provides support to diverse communities across the country with the vision of forging a world where women, girls, and people of color can thrive.  To honor these contributions and celebrate Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AANHPIHM), we are thrilled to showcase YWCA leaders from the AANHPI community who make… Continue Reading YWCA Commemorates AANHPI Heritage Month by Uplifting our Leaders

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We Stand Against Racism because We Can’t Wait: We Need Equity & Justice Now!

Friday, May 6, 2022

At YWCA, we believe that our country was founded on the idea of building a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. However, more than two hundred years later, this vision has yet to be fully realized. That is why this year’s theme for Stand Against Racism, We Can’t Wait: Equity and… Continue Reading We Stand Against Racism because We Can’t Wait: We Need Equity & Justice Now!

Take the Challenge & Stand Against Racism with YWCAs Across the Nation!

Friday, April 8, 2022

Addressing racial and systemic inequality by engaging in social justice work is in our DNA. As a leader among racial justice organizations, we know that addressing long standing systemic inequalities is hard work that will take generations. At YWCA USA, we are proud of the tireless work of YWCAs across the country that continue to… Continue Reading Take the Challenge & Stand Against Racism with YWCAs Across the Nation!

The Unsung Legacy of Black Feminism: From Jane Crow to Intersectionality

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

At YWCA, our mission is inspired by the perspectives of Black feminists who have consistently transformed the fights for gender equity and racial justice. During Black Herstory Month, we’re celebrating Black feminism and centering the work of powerful Black sheroes past and present doing the critical work to eliminate racism and empower women. As leaders… Continue Reading The Unsung Legacy of Black Feminism: From Jane Crow to Intersectionality

YWCA Celebrates a Legacy of Girls & Women in Sports

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Did you know that until 1993, high school level girls’ athletes were only allowed to play half-court basketball? At the time, the half-court version of the game was widely considered more ‘appropriate for the delicate nature of girls’. These days biases against female athletes occur less often and questions about strength and whether they look… Continue Reading YWCA Celebrates a Legacy of Girls & Women in Sports