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Empowering Women and Lifting Diverse Voices: We Must Stand Together

Friday, July 19, 2019

July 18, 2019  #RunAsYouAre Partners Statement on “The Squad” Joint Statement from YWCA USA, VoteRunLead, IGNITE, and United State of Women Rally cries and tweets calling for four elected women of color to “go back home” have, once again, revealed the depth of racism and gender bias that have hindered the leadership of women and… Continue Reading Empowering Women and Lifting Diverse Voices: We Must Stand Together

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YWCA MV Responds to Weekend Homicide

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

According to YWCA Mohawk Valley (YWCA MV), local providers of domestic and sexual violence services, Sunday’s murder of 17-year-old Bianca Devins provides a glaring picture of the magnitude and devastating toll that intimate partner and gender-based violence can take. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 76% of women who are murdered by an… Continue Reading YWCA MV Responds to Weekend Homicide

SCOTUS blocks 2020 Census citizenship question for now

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Statement from YWCA USA CEO Alejandra Y. Castillo: Today, the Supreme Court took an important step in the right direction to protect our constitution and our democracy by affirming a lower court ruling that challenged the underlying motives for the proposed addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census—a question that is unnecessary, untested,… Continue Reading SCOTUS blocks 2020 Census citizenship question for now

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