YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. As one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the nation, YWCA has been at the forefront of the most pressing social movements for more than 150 years — from voting rights to civil rights, from affordable housing to pay equity, from violence prevention to health care reform. We carry on this long tradition of social action and advocacy to advance our critical mission – and you are a crucial part of this agenda. Together, let’s continue to work towards eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
Girls of color who have experienced trauma must have improved access to community resources for trauma survivors, including in the education and juvenile justice systems.
Support the United Nation’s Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Goals
We will work together with our global sisterhood of YWCAs to end all forms of discrimination against women and girls everywhere, and ensure women and girls’ full and effective leadership participation at all levels of political, economic, and public life.
The healthcare infrastructure currently provided by the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Medicare, state health insurance programs, and reproductive health service providers must remain strong and viable in order to support women and families.