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YWCA urges the immediate reauthorization of VAWA

Thursday, August 2, 2018

YWCA USA urges the immediate reauthorization of VAWA July 26, 2018  For Immediate Release: Contact: Tiffany Wang twang@ywca.org Washington, D.C. (July 26, 2018) — Today, Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) introduced the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) (H.R. 6545). This legislation includes key enhancements to VAWA to help ensure critical protections and access to resources for… Continue Reading YWCA urges the immediate reauthorization of VAWA

Juneteenth

Friday, July 13, 2018

Today is Juneteenth, a day commemorating the official emancipation of the last remaining enslaved people in the U.S. Though we celebrate, we know that there is much more work to be done and progress yet to be made until we are all truly free. Though we honor and commemorate this day, we are also thinking… Continue Reading Juneteenth

Women of Vision 2018

Friday, July 13, 2018

Our 2018 Women of Vision celebrated five inspiring women: Rayann Rehwinkel, Yingyee Xiong, Sara Quirt-Sann, Andrea Oyuela, and Mary Jo Johnson.

YWCA USA: Stop Allowing Abuse

Friday, February 9, 2018

STATEMENT BY YWCA USA CEO ALEJANDRA Y. CASTILLO “Domestic violence continues to be an epidemic impacting one in four women in the United States. One of the primary reasons domestic violence continues at this pace is because abusers face little to no accountability for their actions. Often, they are protected by other people in power,… Continue Reading YWCA USA: Stop Allowing Abuse

We Need Real Solutions, Not Platitudes

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Statement by YWCA USA CEO, Alejandra Y. Castillo “In last night’s State of the Union address, President Trump doubled down on his standard dog-whistle of divisive rhetoric and scapegoating our most underserved communities. Last night’s litany of policies focused on building a border wall, separating immigrant families and ramping up penalties for drug offenders. He… Continue Reading We Need Real Solutions, Not Platitudes

Shutdown Hurts Women, Families, And Communities Of Color

Friday, January 19, 2018

STATEMENT BY YWCA USA CEO ALEJANDRA Y. CASTILLO “We are deeply disappointed in Congress’ failure to do their jobs and fund programs that support women, families, and our communities. “The impacts of this shutdown are broad and diverse, from the expiration of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) blatantly putting children’s health at risk, to… Continue Reading Shutdown Hurts Women, Families, And Communities Of Color