Advocacy

The YWCA champions policies promoting women’s equality and racial justice. In 2015, the organization will focus on raising awareness to eliminate violence against women, support pay equity, protect reproductive rights, promote racial justice, strengthen anti-human trafficking laws, and support LGBTQ rights. Additional partnerships and collaborations with the regional, national and world YWCA’s have strengthened the organization’s mission and include extensive a support for policy development impacting the lives of women and girls as well as minority communities.

Racial Justice Advocacy and Awareness Programming, including:

  • Criminal Justice Initiatives
  • Immigration Reform
  • Racial Profiling
  • Voting Rights

Gender Equality Advocacy and Initiatives, including:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Economic Empowerment through job training, financial literacy, etc.
  • LGBTQ Rights
  • Pay Equity and Workplace Equality
  • Reproductive Health
  • Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking

Women’s Health and Wellness Programming, including:

  • Body Image and Self-Esteem
  • Health Education and Screening
  • Nutrition and Holistic Wellness
  • Senior Fitness
  • Yoga for Survivors

Arts and Cultural Events, including:

  • Film Series
  • Gallery Exhibits
  • Poetry Readings

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