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Title IX rollbacks harmful to survivors

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Despite a year of a year of significant opposition from civil rights groups, educational institutions, and survivor advocacy organizations like YWCA Dayton, the U.S. Department of Education announced a rule that will substantially weaken Title IX, rolling back important protections for student survivors of sexual harassment and assault. “The new Title IX rules and regulations… Continue Reading Title IX rollbacks harmful to survivors

Pizza with a purpose

Monday, June 1, 2020

Across the country, officials have encouraged residents to stay home to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. But for domestic violence victims – the vast majority of whom are women, children, and LGTBQ+ individuals – home is not a safe space. In rural communities especially, women are 10% more likely to experience abusive relationships, and… Continue Reading Pizza with a purpose

YW launches virtual support groups for survivors

Friday, May 15, 2020

Social distancing doesn’t mean support stops. Thanks to a partnership with RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), YWCA Dayton’s newest offering is an online HelpRoom that provides weekly opportunities for survivors of sexual violence to receive virtual support. Entirely text-chat based, participants can enter the group “room” through any Internet-connected device and speak with… Continue Reading YW launches virtual support groups for survivors