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About 20 years ago, I caught the bug of policy work and realized the impact of when we make change at the legislature. We're truly making population-based change. Having the YWCA is a game-changer for women and children in our state.

YWCA Utah is a leading voice for advocacy and empowerment. Our public policy work recognizes the need to make systemic changes to improve the lives of all marginalized people. Our public policy agenda centers racial and gender equity in affordable housing, childcare, domestic and sexual violence, mental health, and reproductive justice.  

The Well-Being of Women in Utah in 2019 Fact Sheet presented at the second annual Utah Women’s Policy Conference on August 15, 2019, follows up on last year’s report and the YWCA’s 2014 briefing, also published in conjunction with Institute for Women’s Policy Research in Washington, DC.

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Roe v. Wade Overturned: What You Need to Know in Utah

Thursday, June 30, 2022

YWCA Utah stands in solidarity with YWCA USA and YWCA’s across the country. We will continue to make our voice heard and support Utah organizations fighting for abortion rights and reproductive justice. More Information on Utah’s Trigger Laws  Please note, Utah law specifically uses the word woman in their statute and we acknowledge that this… Continue Reading Roe v. Wade Overturned: What You Need to Know in Utah

Click the hyperlinks within the bill tracker below to learn more about bills on our policy priorities, our process of tracking them, and the current status of each.

2023 Policy Priority Bill Tracker

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