While women in Alexandria are rising in City government leadership, there are still City departments in which women are under-represented; gender wage gaps have narrowed but continue to persist. Women are under-represented in elected positions and face unique barriers to holding public office.
The event will be held on Monday, March 25, 2019, beginning with a reception at 6:30pm at the Lyceum: Alexandria’s History Museum, located at 201 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. We are thrilled to have Virginia House Minority Leader Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn as our Keynote speaker and a panel discussion with local women leaders, including Delegate Charniele Herring.
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The proceeds from this event will support the Sexual Assault Center and the Domestic Violence Program in Alexandria and other programs which support women and girls. We hope you will consider making a tax-deductible donation to support these important causes.
Make a Donation for Our Shower for the Domestic Violence Shelter
The Alexandria Domestic Violence Safe House helps over 50 women each year. Not only do they provide shelter, but they also provide a gift basket of items when women leave the Safe House and start their new life. The Shower for the Shelter will help them "restock their shelves" of items needed for the Safe House and for the gift baskets.
Please click here to see what is needed. All you need to do is find something you would like to purchase, add it to your cart, check out, and your items will be shipped to us. Your help is greatly appreciated for this extremely worthy cause.
Exposing girls and boys to what a parent or mentor in their lives does during the work day is important, but showing them the value of their education, helping them discover the power and possibilities associated with a balanced work and family life, providing them an opportunity to share how they envision the future, and allowing them to begin steps toward their end goals in a hands-on and interactive environment is key to their achieving success.
The development of new, interactive activities and partnerships has helped us in taking girls and boys to the future they dream of!
The event takes place Thursday April 25, 2019 at 8:00 am at T.C. Williams High School.
For information on volunteering or hosting a group of students, please contact Jacinta Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is sponsored by the Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation.
On Friday, April 26 at 7:00 pm, the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence program presents the story of a young girl's sexual assault and the life-altering journey she undergoes afterward, battling hopelessness, suicide, drug addiction and alcoholism. Learn how despite the odds, she was able begin her journey from victim to victory.
The event takes place at the Lee Center Kauffman Auditorium.
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The ACFW released a report on the Status of Women in Alexandria, which
examines the successes, concerns, and emerging trends impacting women and girls in our city.
The report provides city leaders, staff, community leaders and members, with recent data and makes recommendations to help address the challenges faced by women and girls structured around economic security, opportunity, healthcare, leadership, and safety.
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