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Latest News from YWCA National Capital Area

Looking for the latest news? You’ve come to the right place. Member of the media with a story request? Contact Sarah Graham, Manager of Communications & Advocacy, at or (202) 626-0728.

Let’s #EndPeriodPoverty!

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

  This week is Period Poverty Awareness Week, which is dedicated to addressing gaps in our healthcare system for girls, women and people who menstruate. Did you know that: two in five people have struggled to purchase period products, according to 2021 study conducted by U by Kotex®. The study also uncovered how period poverty is disproportionately impacting Black… Continue Reading Let’s #EndPeriodPoverty!

Let’s Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month!

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Today begins Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, where we recognize & celebrate those of Asian and Pacific Islander descent in the United States. This month, we are taking time to celebrate the AAPI community & their contributions on our social media, along with highlighting ways you can support the AAPI community today, especially as we… Continue Reading Let’s Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month!

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Today on Holocaust Remembrance Day, we honor the more than six million people who were senselessly killed at the hands of extremist and antisemitic leaders nearly 80 years ago. We’ve certainly come a long way since then, but we can’t ignore the ways in which anti-semitism, racism, xenophobia, sexism, and homophobia still penetrate our institutions and… Continue Reading Holocaust Remembrance Day

Meet our 2022 #StandAgainstRacism Speakers!

Thursday, April 14, 2022

We are very excited to welcome the following speakers to our Stand Against Racism Rally on April 23 from 12-3 pm: Melanie Campbell, CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Alma Couverthie, National Organizing Director, League of Women Voters Monica Gray, CEO, YWCA National Capital Area Margaret Mitchell, CEO, YWCA USA  Elizabeth Schmelzel, Senior Attorney,… Continue Reading Meet our 2022 #StandAgainstRacism Speakers!