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Preventing gun violence

YWCA USA: Preventing Gun Violence

Thursday, August 22, 2019

“Women’s experiences of gun violence are inextricably linked to domestic violence. Some 4.5 million women in the U.S. have been threatened with a gun by an intimate partner, and nearly 1 million women alive today have been shot, or shot at, by an intimate partner. In an average month, 50 women in the U.S. are… Continue Reading YWCA USA: Preventing Gun Violence



Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Our YWCA USA Podcast! YWCA USA CEO Alejandra Y. Castillo sits down for an engaging conversation with advocate, organizer, and attorney, Mónica Ramirez. During this interview, they discuss the fight to end gender-based violence and promote gender justice, and Mónica shares her story and legacy as the daughter and granddaughter or migrant farmworkers, who taught… Continue Reading YWCA Podcast – YWCA USA


New Interactive Data Map

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

In case you missed it, we launched YWCA’s new interactive data map recently! This innovative tool showcases our network’s impact, and features key data for each local YWCA as well as county- and state-level demographic data. Click on the link to find out more about the YWCA’s impact.

Stand up

YWCAs are here “to elevate and protect the humanity and dignity of all individuals.”

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

We were proud to join Dr. Sylvia Acosta and her team at YWCA El Paso Del Norte Region, as well as our partners at Hispanics in Philanthropy, for a powerful exploration of the continuing humanitarian crisis at the U.S. southern border. This was organized as a response to the reports of deplorable treatment and worsening conditions… Continue Reading YWCAs are here “to elevate and protect the humanity and dignity of all individuals.”

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