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No Hate No Fear – 2019 Stand Against Racism Luncheon Series & Public Rally Announced

Monday, January 21, 2019

  (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) – Ten years after the failed “English Only” referendum, YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee is hosting a Lunch & Learn series on racism and immigration and the ways they intersect in our community. The series will conclude with the annual Stand Against Racism public rally in Downtown Nashville on April 25. Learn… Continue Reading No Hate No Fear – 2019 Stand Against Racism Luncheon Series & Public Rally Announced

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YWCA Receives $515,000 Grant to Support Survivors of Domestic Violence

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee was recently awarded a $515,000 grant to provide transitional housing support to women and children leaving the Weaver Domestic Violence Center and starting their lives anew. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) – Office on Violence Against Women funding supports holistic, victim-centered approaches for moving victims of… Continue Reading YWCA Receives $515,000 Grant to Support Survivors of Domestic Violence

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Congress must reauthorize Violence Against Women Act | Opinion – Sharon K. Roberson (Tennessean)

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Last spring, after suffering eight long years of emotional and physical abuse “Margaret” found the courage to leave her husband. She took the kids and moved into a new apartment, but her freedom didn’t last long. Her abuser found them, broke the locks, and took children. With the help of Metro’s Office of Family Safety,… Continue Reading Congress must reauthorize Violence Against Women Act | Opinion – Sharon K. Roberson (Tennessean)

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YWCA Hosts 27th Academy for Women of Achievement Celebration

Friday, October 12, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 12, 2018) – YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee hosted its 27th annual Academy for Women of Achievement celebration and induction dinner at the Music City Center in downtown Nashville last night. More than 500 people, including Mayor David Briley and leaders from Nashville’s music, business, government, and philanthropic sectors attended. The 2018… Continue Reading YWCA Hosts 27th Academy for Women of Achievement Celebration

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More females murdered in Tennessee than almost any other state (WSMV-TV)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) Domestic violence is a crisis in Tennessee. Once again, Tennessee ranks among the worst in the country for females murdered by males. In fact, the state ranks fifth across the country in an annual study released Tuesday by the Violence Policy Center. Tennessee has been somewhere on the study’s top-10 list for the… Continue Reading More females murdered in Tennessee than almost any other state (WSMV-TV)