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UN Call to Dismantle Systemic Racism 

Thursday, July 8, 2021

July 12, 2021  Last month the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, called for states to “uproot” systemic racism. YWCA South Hampton Roads completely stands by Michelle’s statement, “Systemic racism needs a systemic response. There needs to be a comprehensive rather than a piecemeal approach to dismantling systems entrenched in centuries of discrimination and… Continue Reading UN Call to Dismantle Systemic Racism 

Pink Day & the Pink Tax

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Have you heard of the Pink Tax? It isn’t often talked about, but it’s something we at YWCA South Hampton Roads felt needed to be discussed. Everyday women, people of color, and people in the LGBTQ+ community face discrimination that often has to be overcome. We are tired. We are exhausted from having to push… Continue Reading Pink Day & the Pink Tax

World Refugee Day

Thursday, June 17, 2021

June 20, 2021  YWCA South Hampton Roads is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. That means all people from all places. World Refugee Day works to raise awareness for the experiences of refugees world-wide. According to the World Economic Forum it is estimated that one in every 113 people on the… Continue Reading World Refugee Day