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

Wine Women & Shoes

The most fashionable and fabulous event in Nashville returns to town on Saturday, February 10. Our 6th Annual Wine Women & Shoes… Learn More

YWCA Spring Breakfast

The 2017 YWCA Spring Breakfast, presented by Comcast, brought together more than 1,000 friends and supporters on April 11. Guests heard the… Learn More

Stand Against Racism

Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those working for racial and social justice. The Stand… Learn More