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On a Mission to End Violence in the Wake of Another Mass Shooting

Friday, October 20, 2017

By YWCA Alaska October 1st, 2017, was a terror filled night for America. The act of violence that occurred in Las Vegas was undeniably horrific; and sadly, we’ve experienced it before. At YWCA Alaska, we cannot in good conscious ignore this opportunity to address how violence surrounds us, and who most often perpetrates this violence.… Continue Reading On a Mission to End Violence in the Wake of Another Mass Shooting

Refusing Silence

Thursday, October 19, 2017

By Caitlin Lowry, Senior Policy Analyst, YWCA USA Five years ago, I became the victim of a stalker who sent thousands of harassing and threatening messages to my email and across several online platforms. I spent countless hours talking to police, prosecutors, domestic violence advocates, my state delegate, therapists, and doctors; attending court proceedings; and… Continue Reading Refusing Silence

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