Consent and Prevention

Categories: Education and Training
What is Consent? Establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries allows us to feel comfortable in our friendships and relationships. How do you know where the boundaries are? You ask! Consent ensures everyone is on the same page about what they want to happen. It is a proactive expression of what everyone is comfortable with instead of …

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Ending Violence Against All Womxn

Categories: Education and Training
Womxn and Violence When we discuss ending violence against women, we must use an intersectional lens that includes all women. The term “womxn” is often used to encompasses a broad range of identities for those who identify as women, which includes transgender women, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and gender-fluid individuals. LGBTQ+ Individuals and Intimate Partner Domestic …

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General Services / Servicios Generales

Categories: Community, Impact
English At YWCA Spokane, we are committed to serving all people regardless of gender, citizenship status, ethnic background, socioeconomic status, religion, and age. We are dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. We work to empower our clients and connect them with meaningful resources. If needed, we …

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Reporting Hate Bias

Categories: Community, Spokane Resources
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In 2017, a Department of Justice Statistics special report found that over half of hate crimes during 2011-2015 were not reported to police. Additionally, law enforcement agencies are not mandated to report hate crimes federally, so the statistics do not fully represent the actual number of hate crime occurrences. The city of Spokane and Spokane …

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