Advocates For Women
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:
- Equal rights
- Gender-based violence
- Reproductive and health justice
- Economic and social disparities
The ongoing pandemic coupled with pressing issues of social justice urgently call our attention to the challenges facing women. Now more than ever the full participation and leadership of and by women is essential to addressing local, national, and global disparities and injustices, especially those suffered by women. During the pandemic, a major focus of Advocates for Women will be on the impact of COVID-19 on women.
Meetings For Work and Play
We meet on Zoom each month to plan and reconnect with one another. Our regular meetings are on the first Monday of each month at 7 pm, September through June.
Throughout the year we gather (usually on Zoom) 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!
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
- advocate for women at the local, state, and national level (see Advocacy and Awareness for more)
To learn about our upcoming events, check out our calendar.
- Putting Our Congregational Stands into ActionDid you know that EUUC has bylaws and a policy which outline how we might, as a congregation, take stands on issues we find morally ...Read more
- What’s happening in the Lobby Room? Party Feb. 15 and prizes!The Lobby Room is one way that EUUC puts Faith into Action. The Lobby Room group has reviewed 2021 bills, especially those recommended by our ...Read more
- Obstetric Fistula: Life as an OutcastWritten by: Jinwon Kim The term Obstetric fistula is unfamiliar to many in the USA. During a prolonged, obstructed labor an opening can develop in the ...Read more
- In America: Child Marriage – A Human Rights AbuseWritten by: Ingrid Naumann Some 248,000 children as young as 12 were married in the U.S. between 2000 and 2010. Actual data from 38 states showed more ...Read more
- A4W Book Discussion: Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth, by Sarah Smarsh – Feb 11th at 3pmPlease join Advocates for Women for a Book Discussion – Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth, by ...Read more
- Take action for Secular Health Care! Join our Jan. 10 letter-writing party!The Lobby Room is opening early this year with the urgent issue of Catholic doctrine in health care. The final proposal for the merger has ...Read more
- COVID-19 Has “Devastating” Effect on Women and GirlsDuring the West Africa Ebola outbreak, the shutdown of routine health services was a bigger threat to women’s lives than the virus itself. The same ...Read more
- The Lobby Room Returns – Info Party Jan. 18!Many challenges await the 2021 state legislature’s 105-day budget session, which starts January 11. The budget deficit looms large. Pandemic restrictions will slow progress. So, ...Read more
- White Privilege in Hair Care?Your generosity brought in $500 during this fundraiser to purchase hair care products for women of color. Thank you to all who gave! We are ...Read more
- Sex Ed Referendum 90 Passes! Thanks all!Thanks to all who helped secure the rights of all children to have access to comprehensive sex education in all school districts in Washington. We ...Read more
For More Information
Contact: Advocates For Women