Category: Advocates for Women

Afghan refugee women deserve dignity

With the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, refugees began fleeing the country. Those arriving in the United States are starting over and there is a great need for personal care items by women refugees. You can help by donating to our fall fundraiser benefiting I Support … read more.

Advocates for Women Upcoming Events


Current Month(s)

September – October 2021

09/06 – Monday, 7-9 pm. A4W Monthly Meeting

09/08-09/12 Kitchen Box collections for Afghan refugees

09/21 – Tuesday, 4-5:30 pm. Cafe Connections / Whatever makes you happy “Happy Hour”

10/04 – Monday, 7-9 pm. A4W Monthly Meeting

10/13-11/2 I Support the Girls fundraiser

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Problem. Period. part 2

Problem. Period. Part 2 of 2 

Written by: Vicki Roberts-Gassler | Advocates for Women, News Group

In emerging economies, where poverty is even deeper and more widespread than in wealthier countries, the problems associated with periods are compounded. The instances of girls staying home from school while … read more.

Problem. Period.

Problem. Period. Part 1 of 2 

Written by: Vicki Roberts-Gassler | Advocates for Women, News Group

Menstruation – It affects half the world: How can it be a problem? And yet – even in liberal countries of the developed world menstruation is a taboo subject. The taboo … read more.

“Finish the Fight” Film Discussion

Black, Indigenous, Chinese, and Latinx women fought hard to secure women’s right to vote just over 100 years ago. The film, “The Heroes of the Suffrage Movement | Finish the Fight” by the NY Times introduces us to tenacious women who were fighting for equality … read more.

Call it Misogyny! – discussion

Advocates for Women are hosting a discussion on the recent NY Times articles about endemic misogyny in American culture. Fortunately, we are becoming increasingly aware of how we hold women responsible for being victims of sexual and gender-based violence while men are excused because “boys … read more.

Calling it like it is: Misogynistic Male Violence 

 

The recent mass shootings in Atlanta, have focused attention on the misogynist motivations involved in many mass and individual acts of violence against women. Violence against women is a systemic worldwide crisis that is perpetuated through an underlying message: Male sexual violence is to be … read more.

UU Women In Action: International Women’s Day

As we observe Women’s History Month, with International Women’s Day celebrated on March 8, today’s Unitarian Universalist women are involved in promoting gender equity in U*U communities around the world. Here is a look at the International Women’s Convocation.

The International Convocation of Unitarian and Universalist … read more.