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The Top 10 Questions to Ask About Your Title IX Rights on a College Visit

By Michaela Olson Intern, NWLC ‘Tis the season for college visiting. As campuses across America are flooded with high school students this summer, there are some hard-hitting, crucial questions to keep in mind—and they may help to give you better … Continue reading

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Video Gaming and Tropes Against Women

By Monét Muñoz Generation YW Youth Specialist, YWCA Greater Austin  Video gaming has often been seen as a world dominated by a male audience, viewership, and consumership. However, more recently there has been a surge of women who are consuming this … Continue reading

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YWCA of Queens Attends UN Women Global Launch of Beijing+20

By Jane Lee Communications & Outreach Associate, YWCA of Queens The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women launched its year-long Beijing+20 Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it! campaign on Thursday, June 26, 2014. The campaign is a year-long movement … Continue reading

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An Opportunity to Make a Difference

by Danielle Desrosiers Direct Care Supervisor, Survivor Outreach and Advocacy Services, YWCA Western Massachusetts An open letter to the YWCA community and beyond: I am writing to you as a member of our community and as someone who has had the privilege of … Continue reading

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Potential to Power Girls Symposium Kicks Off NYC’s Girl Agenda

by Heather Nannery Communications Manager, YWCA New York City Who is the 21st Century Girl? How can we support her aspirations? What happens when 200 girls and women unite to find out? The YWCA of the City of New York … Continue reading

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Our #BringBackOurGirls Rally Demands Action

By Laura Speer Marketing & Fund Development Coordinator, YWCA Rockford As I rushed to prepare myself for work and my kids, ages one to seven, for daycare and school on Tuesday morning, the morning news played mostly unnoticed in the background. … Continue reading

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The STEM Promise: Opportunities for Economic Empowerment

By Katie Stanton Social Media and Online Engagement Manager, YWCA USA Next week, the national conversation will turn to income inequality as we mark Equal Pay Day. This marks the day on which women must continue to work in 2014, … Continue reading

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Creative Solutions to Difficult Issues: Working Around the System

By Danielle Marse-Kapr Senior Advocacy and Policy Associate This week, I had the honor of attending the 58th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). While the CSW occurs over the course of two weeks, NGOs from around … Continue reading

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Helen Claytor: A YWCA Leader and Inspiration

By Heather Colletto  Development and Communications Coordinator YWCA West Central Michigan It was a bit of a scandal, to say the least. When Helen Claytor was elected as the YWCA West Central Michigan’s (then the Grand Rapids YWCA) first African American … Continue reading

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Passing the Torch, Blazing the Trail: National Girls & Women in Sports Day 2014

By Shellie Pfohl Executive Director, President’s Council on Fitness, Sport & Nutrition Today, people from all 50 states will celebrate the 28th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day. This year’s theme, “Passing the Torch, Blazing the Trail,” is particularly … Continue reading

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