YWCA Greater Cleveland is Advocacy
On November 21, 1868 the YWCA Greater Cleveland opened its doors, advocating for housing, education, training and jobs for women or those migrating to the city looking for a better life. From being the founder of homes for the homeless, to building gymnasiums for girls, to speaking on behalf of everyone’s civil rights, YWCA Greater Cleveland has been a leader in not only justice, but an advocate for hope!
Advocacy through YWCA Greater Cleveland, and our readers and supporters, about these topics can change a nation:
YWCA Greater Cleveland seeks to support measures that promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. We view racism as a large systems issue and seek to eliminate it in all forms. We recognizes that racism intersects with many forms of discrimination and will advocate for initiatives directed at eliminating racism and any form of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity age, or socioeconomic status.
YWCA Greater Cleveland respects the rights of women to work inside or outside of the home. We support efforts to ensure a competitive and equitable wage for women working outside of the home and efforts that eliminate the wage gap. Working women should receive a living wage, equal pay for their work, and access to workplace protections against discrimination, harassment, and unsafe or unhealthy conditions.
YWCA Greater Cleveland advocates for measures that reduce the negative outcomes older youth who age out of care often experience as they transition to adulthood. We lead and partner to support initiatives that result in positive outcomes in areas of employment, higher education, housing and economics.