Improving the Lives of Women

Advocates for Women has been working toward improving the lives of women for more than a decade! In our work to lift up and advocate for women we focus on:

  • Reproductive Justice
  • Equal rights
  • Gender-based violence
  • Economic and social disparities
  • Intersectionality and marginalization

We are galvanized by the Supreme Court’s betrayal of women and marginalized peoples. They have decimated access to reproductive health care for a wide swath of the nation. While Washington State has strong protections, we must be there for our sisters and brothers in other states. Now more than ever the full participation and leadership of and by women is essential to addressing local, national, and global disparities and injustices, particularly those suffered by women.

Focus on Reproductive Justice

We have proposed a Congregational Stand that states: Reproductive Justice is a Fundamental Human Right (see the draft text here). This Stand is based on the proposal by the Sister Song Collective that all people have the right to bodily autonomy, to bear or not bear children, and to raise their children in a safe and healthy environment. Imagine securing these rights will transform the world! The Stand will be voted on at our Congregational Meeting in May 2023. 

Find out about our program on Reproductive Justice 

Because of the proposed Stand, this year we will be holding several events to educate all about Reproductive Justice. Please see our calendar of events and the news feed on this page for more information. 

Meetings For Work and Play

Each month, September through June, we meet via Zoom (first Mondays at 7 pm) or in person (first Sundays after Services) to plan and reconnect with one another. Check our calendar or email Advocates For Women for the latest details. We work collaboratively in standing groups (such as those that organize our book discussions or state lobbying efforts) and in planning groups that are dedicated to a single project. We use a democratic decision making model.

Throughout the year we gather (on Zoom or in person) for some fun times together, such as “Whatever Makes You Happy” happy hours and Cafe Connections. Although we don’t have business meetings In July and August, we do have one or two social get-togethers. Community is important to our success!

Our Work

We seek to help women locally and globally by

  • raising money or acquiring products for non-profit organizations which help women (see Fundraising for Women for details)
  • raise awareness among ourselves and the congregation about challenges facing women (see Advocacy and Awareness for more)
  • advocate for women at the local, state, and national level

Upcoming Events

To learn about our upcoming events, check out our calendar.

News

 

For More Information

Contact: Advocates For Women