advocacy/public policy activities
Advocacy and public policy are cornerstones of the YWCA. The YWCA remains at the forefront of addressing issues of racial and gender inequities. We are a member of a regional and national movement working together to strengthen our voice in the local, state and national governments. The YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts strives daily to continue to provide opportunities to help women and their families reach their fullest potential. We will continue to take social action towards racial justice, women’s economic advancement and the empowerment of women and girls.
The YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts currently offers opportunities for advocacy and public policy to members, volunteers, board and staff with a major focus on targeting young women and girls. We have provided transportation to advocate for pay equity at the state and national level. We have sent women to Capitol Hill to advocate for issues of violence against women. We have spoken out on issues of racial injustice. The YWCA is prepared to take a stand at the local, state and national governments, as issues arise in our country that affect the well-being of women, girls and people of color.