Social Justice | Advocacy

As the oldest and largest multi-racial women’s organization in the world, YWCA has taken a leadership role in civil and human rights issues for more than a century. YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee is actively engaged in advocacy that reduces violence against women and girls and promotes gender equity and racial and social justice.

Our successful efforts to close loopholes and update Tennessee state laws involving harassment offenses (in 2016) and the 12-hour hold (in 2015) have improved safety for domestic violence victims and their families.

Please contacat our Senior Manager for Social Justice Hannah Cornfield for more information on our Social Justice and Advocacy work.  

Upcoming Events

Strike Out Violence

STRIKE OUT VIOLENCE is an annual bowling fundraiser that allows the YWCA to continue empowering domestic violence survivors to take control… Learn More

Vanderbilt Legends Charity Game

The Vanderbilt Legends Charity Softball Game is powered by New England Patriots star and Vandy alum Jordan Matthews. Jordan… Learn More

The AMEND Experience

The AMEND Experience is an annual event focused on teaching healthy masculinity to those who work with and can… Learn More

Academy for Women of Achievement

Each year, the YWCA honors a select group of women who are dedicated to improving our community and the lives of women, children, and… Learn More