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
Empowered Women Empower Women.
Check out our annual events geared towards empowering women.
Week Without Violence
Week Without Violence is part of a global YWCA movement and around the world to end violence against women and girls. At YWCA, we know that gender violence is not recognized equally and is often ignored and unrecognized. That’s why, for more than 20 years, YWCA has set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence.
Tribute to Leadership
Since 1994, YWCA’s Tribute to Leadership Awards Program has been an annual celebration to recognize the accomplishments of leaders in our community who strive to improve the lives of women, girls, and people of color through leadership, advocacy, and community service. We have recognized 260 unstoppable honorees and we are just getting started!
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.
UNTIL JUSTICE JUST IS
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.
Join Our Conversations!
YWCA Board Committees
Join one of our board committees to help strategize and implement the vision and mission of YWCA. Committee members lend their time and talent to the organization by providing feedback and advice from their own expertise and experiences. A valuable way to give back to community!
Leaders for Change
Through our 9-month learning experience, emerging leaders will engage in workshops, leadership opportunities, and community projects that will leave them with the tools to recognize and challenge systemic racist practices and policies within their workplaces and communities, and have confidence in their ability to speak up and create meaningful change.
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.