Since 1989, YWCA's BABES Network has worked to eliminate the stigma around HIV through education, outreach, advocacy, and more, reducing the isolation women living with HIV feel with their "sisterhood of support."
Our biases are a byproduct of our environment and background, and they influence our perception of the world. Although some people's bias manifests in the form of racism, bias can also result in subtler forms of discrimination called microaggressions.
For over 20 years during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, YWCAs across the country have set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence, during which we raise awareness, elevate survivor voices, talk with policymakers, and unite under a common goal: centering survivors and working together to end gender-based violence.
After three years hosting our Luncheon virtually, YWCA held our 2023 Inspire Luncheon on September 14 in-person with over 1,000 guests and livestream attendees. Thank you for helping us raise over $1,209,586 in support of women and families in our region!