Racial & Gender EQUITY

YWCA stands against racism and supports racial justice and gender equity issues. YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix is committed to being a safe space where the necessary and courageous conversations about race, equity, and inclusion can and do occur.

By serving as a convener of substantive and vital dialogues, we shine a light on the amazing progress that is being made in our neighborhoods, communities, and all across Arizona, while acknowledging the work that remains ahead.  Our offerings, including workshops and other events, provide room for anyone and everyone, no matter where they are in their anti-racist and gender justice journeys, to learn together.

Advocating for Women

We are committed to providing programs and services that equip women with the tools they need to impact their lives, their family’s lives, and the lives of women around them for the better. Learn more about our hands-on work in making women more financially literate and independent.

We go out and do the work to advocate for women and gender rights, but we can’t do this work alone. Raise your voice with us. Check out our advocacy priorities at YWCA USA Advocacy Center


YWCA has been at the forefront in the fight for racial justice nationwide. We are committed to taking a stand to eliminate racism and promote inclusion and tolerance for all in a safe space where the necessary and courageous conversations about race, equity, and inclusion can and do occur.

We know that by raising consciousness and awareness of how race impacts issues in Phoenix, we can make our community stronger. By serving as a convener for these substantive and vital dialogues, we are shining a light on both the amazing work that is being done to make our neighborhoods more equitable, and highlight the gaps to inclusion that remain.


Each April we join our sister associations across the country in the movement to eliminate racism through our annual Until Justice Just Is campaign. The Racial Justice Challenge is the action component for the Until Justice Just Is campaign, which typically runs throughout the month of April to raise awareness of systemic racism and how each of us can take action to advance justice.

There are many ways to get involved at YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix

Your voice matters as we stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen communities. Whether you have time, talents, or treasures to contribute, learn how you can plug in to the YWCA community.