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Support Military Women!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Throughout the summer, the YWCA USA will be celebrating our sisters in arms, the women who volunteer for the United States armed forces. Today, more than 350,000 women are serving in the U.S. military. While serving, they are more likely to face workplace sexual abuse, and less likely to report it. They are more also… Continue Reading Support Military Women!

YWCA to Host Live Webcast on “The Politics of Beauty” on June 20, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

YWCA USA will host a free, live webinar entitled “Beauty and the Beholder: The Politics of Beauty and Image” to address the issue of Appearance-Based Discrimination. The webinar will explore the impact of discrimination based on looks for all women across the nation.  The webinar will also focus on this issue within the context of… Continue Reading YWCA to Host Live Webcast on “The Politics of Beauty” on June 20, 2011

“One” Love: Yeardley Love Murder Sheds Light on Campus Domestic Violence

Monday, May 9, 2011

by Rhonda Bishop YWCA USA Advocacy Associate As 2010 graduates are approaching their first full year out of undergrad, many have settled into post-undergrad careers all over the country—but there is one student whose vibrant potential was silenced last year. This week marks the one-year anniversary of University of Virginia lacrosse athlete Yeardley Love’s murder.… Continue Reading “One” Love: Yeardley Love Murder Sheds Light on Campus Domestic Violence

At the Conference: Mikeya Jackson-Harper, YWCA Washington State University

Friday, April 8, 2011

by Mikeya Jackson-Harper YWCA Washington State University My name is Mikeya Jackson-Harper and I am a Junior at Washington State University who is majoring in Sociology and Digital Technology and Culture. This is my first time attending the YWCA National Conference USA in Washington, D.C. It was an amazing experience. I learned about the political… Continue Reading At the Conference: Mikeya Jackson-Harper, YWCA Washington State University

VIDEO: Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s Speech at “Women, Money and Power” Summit – Washington, D.C. – April 7, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke out against cuts and elimination of government programs that serve women yesterday at the YWCA and Feminist Majority’s “Women, Money and Power” Summit Luncheon in Washington, D.C. In addition to Pelosi, luncheon speakers included: Gloria Lau, Interim CEO, YWCA USA Katherine Spillar, Executive Vice President, Feminist Majority; Executive Editor, Ms.… Continue Reading VIDEO: Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s Speech at “Women, Money and Power” Summit – Washington, D.C. – April 7, 2011

YWCA Women Arrive on Capitol Hill

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Every news station in America right now is leading with the possibility of a government shutdown. The chasm between the two sides appears to be growing rather than moving toward agreement. Someone is here speaking to the members of Capitol Hill about the needs of women and the disenfranchised around the country. Boarding the bus… Continue Reading YWCA Women Arrive on Capitol Hill