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Eliminating racism. Empowering women. Our mission lives in the soul of everyone at YWCA Hartford Region, because we demand a world of equity and human decency.  We envision a world of opportunity. We commit ourselves to the work of justice. Every day, we get up and do the work. And we’ve been doing it for over 150 years.

Since our founding, YWCA Hartford Region has been at the forefront of the issues that disproportionately affect women, girls, and people of color.  Our work in the community informs our advocacy at the national, state, and local levels. 

But we can’t do it alone. YWCA Hartford Region is a voice for the women and girls we serve, and those women and girls need the support of leaders, lawmakers, policymakers, representatives and our community, people who are committed to the work of justice.

Your voice and the voice of other women and girls have the power to shape the future. 

Our advocacy priority areas for change in Connecticut are:

  • empowerment and economic advancement for women and their families
  • racial justice & civil rights
  • women’s health and safety

So let’s work together to move closer to a world where injustice is rooted out, institutions are transformed, and the world sees women, girls and people of color the way we do: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable.

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