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    What is Wealth: A Gender Perspective

    So much recent discussion –on both local and national levels- has been about the challenge of income and wealth gaps.  But those looking for solutions most often focus on income – raising minimum wage, skills training, connecting people to employment opportunities.  The impact of this inequality has major implications for women, especially if the focus […]

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    Chrysalis’ Work in Responding To and Preventing Youth Violence

    Youth violence is the 3rd leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24. The CDC defines youth violence as the “intentional use of physical force or power by a young person between the ages of 10 and 24 to threaten or harm other people.  Young people’s involvement can be as perpetrators, victims, […]

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    Women and Heroin Addiction

    Earlier this month, we heard from Chrysalis grantees that the newest and most  difficult problem they face in the women and girls they serve is addiction to heroin.  Heroin is in a class of drugs known as opioids, which include prescription pain relievers oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, and fentanyl.  They work on a naturally occurring […]

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    Critical Mental Health Concerns for College Students

    It’s tough to keep a focus today.  This is especially true for college students and young people, who are new to the “real-world” experience and face stress, fatigue, overwork, or possibly more serious mental illness.  OnlineColleges.net reports that up to 75% of college students who may have mental health problems do not seek help.  Here […]

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    How Prevalent is Domestic Violence? Too Prevalent!

    As you may know, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, created by the National Coalition of Domestic Violence after the Day of Unity (held in 1981) became an entire week of activities working to end violence against women and children. The first month long recognition was observed in 1987, the same year that the first […]

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    When Marketing is Detrimental to Women and Girls

    Most marketing is detrimental to women and girls, but there is some hope.

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    Race and Gender, Class and Culture – All Intersect

    With all of the recent events surrounding race, it is important to acknowledge the undeniable danger of racism.

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    Each Day in America…

    Although America has the world’s richest economy, did you know that 22% of America’s children still live in poverty? It’s vital that we continue to raise awareness about the perils of struggling families, women, and children.

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  • Pornography is a Public Health Crisis

    It is estimated that internet pornography sites get over 450 million unique visitors every month – more than Amazon, Twitter, and Netflix combined. Pornography, objectification, and hypersexualization are all damaging to girls and women, and our work is to prevent this.

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    Voting is Powerful

    It is important to be a registered voter. Did you know that 40% of unmarried women in this country are not registered to vote? Women – particularly single and unmarried women – have become the most powerful voting block for the upcoming Presidential election.

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