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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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Ending Gender-Based Violence Worldwide so Women Can Thrive

By Celia Richa Senior International Policy Advocate, Futures Without Violence Across the globe, millions of women and girls are subject to violence simply because of their gender. We’ve seen it recently in the headlines—from gang rapes in India to the … Continue reading

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YWCA NCA’s Award-Winning ‘Campus Pack’

Guest post by Shana Heilbron Chief Development & Communications Officer, YWCA NCA The YWCA National Capital Area could not have been more excited to win the 501cTECH Technology Impact Award earlier this month. This award, to us, is the Emmy or Grammy … Continue reading

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Using Technology to Prevent Violence and Promote Healthy Relationships

By Hillary Soens, MPA Interim Executive Director, YWCA of Olympia The YWCA of Olympia is an active member of the Thurston Coalition for Women’s Health. This community coalition includes 19 public and private organizations that work collaboratively to improve the health of local women … Continue reading

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Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Is Getting an Upgrade

By Anne Hedgepeth Government Relations Manager, AAUW Students go off to college each year only to be confronted with violence in their classrooms, dorm rooms, student unions, and at social events. College-age women are four times more likely than any … Continue reading

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The Week Without Violence Blog Carnival is Here!

By Katie Stanton Social Media & Online Engagement Manager, YWCA USA The YWCA Week Without Violence™, held annually every third week in October, is a signature initiative created by YWCA USA nearly 20 years ago to mobilize people in communities across … Continue reading

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“Do I Look OLD In This?” The Role of Old Talk In Our Work with Young Women

By Katie McLaughlin Grants Coordinator, YWCA York A few weeks ago a friend called me to share what she deemed to be very disturbing news. “Today is a terrible day,” she moaned. “I found my first gray hair!” “Guess it’s … Continue reading

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