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Domestic Violence Statement

September 16th, 2014 No Comments

FROM YWCA USA CEO DARA RICHARDSON-HERON, M.D.: “One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. A recent high profile incident in the news has put the spotlight on this astounding problem, and has men and women across the country participating in important dialogue about domestic violence. The YWCA hopes that the discussions started as a result of this news story will raise awareness about the ongoing crisis of domestic violence and continue the dialogue on how we


Violence Against Women Act Anniversary

September 15th, 2014 No Comments

Statement by YWCA USA CEO Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D. “The YWCA is proud to honor the 20thanniversary of the Violence against Women Act (VAWA), a law that has reduced and prevented violence against women and girls in the United States. Violence against women impacts the lives of millions of women and their families; on average, one in four women experience domestic violence, and one in five experience sexual assault. Violence – ranging from domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, trafficking and