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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

Shutdown Hurts Women, Families, And Communities Of Color

Friday, January 19, 2018

STATEMENT BY YWCA USA CEO ALEJANDRA Y. CASTILLO “We are deeply disappointed in Congress’ failure to do their jobs and fund programs that support women, families, and our communities. “The impacts of this shutdown are broad and diverse, from the expiration of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) blatantly putting children’s health at risk, to… Continue Reading Shutdown Hurts Women, Families, And Communities Of Color

Your Vote Makes a Difference

Saturday, September 8, 2018

One of the most often-cited reasons people give for not voting is their sense of futility… they don’t think their vote makes a difference; they believe they have no impact on government, and vice versa; and they believe “special interests” run everything so their votes don’t count.  We must get away from this type of… Continue Reading Your Vote Makes a Difference

New Racial Justice Facilitation Training Announced

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

YWCA Northeast Kansas Announces New Dates for Racial Justice Facilitation Training TOPEKA – YWCA Northeast Kansas released a new video on Wednesday, September 5th announcing a new session for racial justice facilitation trainings. The video, made possible through the generous investment of Kansas Gas Service in YWCA’s racial justice work, highlights the importance of facilitating… Continue Reading New Racial Justice Facilitation Training Announced

Advocacy Behind Bars

Monday, August 20, 2018

Serving Survivors in the Corrections System Presents Unique Challenges Behind the commotion and chatter inside the Topeka Correctional Facility are sorrowful memories of abuse, neglect and trauma that are etched into the women like the tattoos on their skin. The overwhelming majority of women who are incarcerated are survivors of relationship violence, some from a… Continue Reading Advocacy Behind Bars