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Taking Campus Sexual Assault Seriously—Always

Thursday, October 19, 2017

By Lily Eisner, YWCA USA Public Policy & Advocacy Intern, Summer 2017 One day last spring, vandals scrawled messages threatening sexual violence in common areas and stole several pairs of women’s underwear from laundry rooms in a sorority at my school, Dartmouth College. The horrific message shook the entire student body. Copycat messages and thefts began appearing… Continue Reading Taking Campus Sexual Assault Seriously—Always

Week Without Violence: Join Us

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The numbers are staggering. We all already know this. One in four women will become a victim of domestic violence in her lifetime. Every two minutes someone is sexually assaulted. One in three women experience gender-based violence. It is long past time that we change this — and you can help create a culture where gender-based violence… Continue Reading Week Without Violence: Join Us

Showing Up for Black Women

Friday, October 6, 2017

Last Saturday, YWCA USA was proud to be a sponsor of the March for Black Women and the March for Racial Justice. As our CEO, Alejandra Castillo said in her blog last week, “when women of color lead change, everyone is elevated with us.” This was certainly on display last weekend as thousands of black… Continue Reading Showing Up for Black Women

Why I Marched: Reflecting on the March for Black Women & March for Racial Justice

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

By Sequoia Smith, YWCA USA Public Policy & Advocacy Intern Thousands of people from across the nation from different races, religions, and genders marched for racial justice and Black women this past Saturday. We marched to demand justice for all the Black girls who fell through the cracks of America’s broken education system, we marched… Continue Reading Why I Marched: Reflecting on the March for Black Women & March for Racial Justice

Why We March

Friday, September 29, 2017

By Alejandra Y. Castillo, YWCA USA CEO   This Saturday, thousands will gather for the March for Racial Justice and the March for Black Women, two marches converging into one to fight for racial equity, to denounce state violence and dismantle all forms of white supremacy. At YWCA, we are committed to eliminating racism by any means necessary and… Continue Reading Why We March

Another Attack on Healthcare!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Senate is back at it again. After failing to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in July, Senators Cassidy (R-LA) and Graham (R-SC) have introduced another version of repeal and replace and are trying to move it through the Senate before the end of September! This bill is just as bad as the ones… Continue Reading Another Attack on Healthcare!