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YWCA Statement on Recent Domestic Violence Incident

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

STATEMENT FROM YWCA USA CEO DARA RICHARDSON-HERON, M.D.: “One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. A recent high profile incident in the news has put the spotlight on this astounding problem, and has men and women across the country participating in important dialogue about domestic violence. The YWCA hopes that the… Continue Reading YWCA Statement on Recent Domestic Violence Incident

VAWA Anniversary

Friday, September 12, 2014

Statement by YWCA USA CEO Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D. “The YWCA is proud to honor the 20thanniversary of the Violence against Women Act (VAWA), a law that has reduced and prevented violence against women and girls in the United States. Violence against women impacts the lives of millions of women and their families; on average, one… Continue Reading VAWA Anniversary

YWCA USA to Celebrate Extraordinary Women Leaders at Women of Distinction Awards Gala!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

For Immediate Release May 22, 2014 Media Contacts: Veronica Byrd (202-835-2361); vbyrd@ywca.org James Grant (917-626-1300); james@jamesgrantpr.com YWCA USA to Celebrate Extraordinary Women Leaders at Women of Distinction Awards Gala! Honorees Include Sister Simone Campbell, Activist Gaby Pacheco, Deloitte LLP, and Military Leader Jaspen Boothe    Robin Givens to Host the YWCA USA Women of Distinction Awards Gala Washington, D.C. – YWCA… Continue Reading YWCA USA to Celebrate Extraordinary Women Leaders at Women of Distinction Awards Gala!

Soledad O’Brien Racial Justice Award Press Release

Thursday, April 10, 2014

April 10, 2014 Media Contacts: Veronica Byrd, 202-835-2361, vbyrd@ywca.org James Grant, 917-626-1300, james@jamesgrantpr.com Soledad O’Brien to Receive Dorothy I. Height Racial Justice Award at YWCA USA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Award-Winning Journalist Recognized by Historic Women’s Organization for Her Contributions to Racial Justice Washington, D.C. — Award-winning broadcast journalist, executive producer, advocate and philanthropist Soledad O’Brien… Continue Reading Soledad O’Brien Racial Justice Award Press Release

February 3, 2014 – YWCA USA Responds to House GOP Principles on Immigration Reform

Monday, February 3, 2014

February 3, 2014 Media Contact: Marla Caulk (202-835-2368); mcaulk@ywca.org James Grant (917-626-1300); james@jamesgrantpr.com YWCA USA Responds to House GOP Principles on Immigration Reform Washington, D.C. – After House Republican leaders released their principles for immigration reform last week, Desiree Hoffman, Director of Advocacy for the YWCA USA, issued the following statement: “The YWCA USA remains committed to keeping… Continue Reading February 3, 2014 – YWCA USA Responds to House GOP Principles on Immigration Reform