YWCA has a long history of being on the front line of pushing for gender equity in our community. In honor of Women's History Month, we're highlighting a few of the major milestones of that work here in Washington state.
July 30 was World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. On this day we seek to raise awareness about the issue of trafficked persons being a worldwide crisis, encourage support for the prevention of human trafficking, and take action to protect victims of trafficking.
When collecting and presenting stories of people experiencing homelessness, it is important to follow these guidelines and best practices to ensure that your organization's storytelling is ethical, accommodating, and representative of the community you serve.
Silencing the voices of black, Native American, Asian American & Pacific Islander, and Latinx women is so common that it’s an American societal habit that nearly everyone is conditioned to participate in both consciously and unconsciously. In part one of this two-part series, we unpack some historical frameworks that have contributed to the loss of voice for women of color and how those frameworks still inform and shape the experience of women of color.
Rapid Rehousing is a housing-first model of moving people experiencing homelessness into a home, and has become a linchpin in Seattle's strategy to end homelessness. While these programs are effective for some, they do not and can not work for everyone.
A new law passed in the Washington State Legislature this year has made it easier to build affordable housing on publicly-owned surplus land, including on top of light rail stations, where it will do the most good for our housing, climate, and traffic crises.