Mission: We are a coalition of women professionals and community activists who support the diversity and interests of New York women through collaboration, advocacy and education.
To advocate and collaborate for the interests of New York women in public policy decisions that affect our lives.
To increase women’s participation in public policy discussions on economic, political and social issues.
To support member organizations in their individual efforts.
NYWA's members represent the diversity of the city and include community groups; religious, ethnic, and political groups; professional associations; and issues-based groups. Through NYWA, these groups unite to work on issues of common interest and to advocate for public policy. Together, the voices of NYWA members work in concert to become one rousing chorus, impossible to ignore.
Programs: Domestic violence committee supported a coordinated holiday party through pilgrim's church of harlem for several homeless shelters. The church includes the women and children residents from domestic violence shelters. Victims receive toys, clothing, and books donated by participating businesses and individuals. The committee also hosted a symposium in november for domestic violence victims on financial fluency.
the organization promoted awareness and encouraged membership through website and database updates, newsletters, and a membership networking event.
government affairs and advocacy: the organization maintains domains for the equal pay coalition nyc, a program of new york women's agenda.
the organzation maintained archives and preserved organzation legacy records.
Nov. 24, 2010
I've been volunteering with NYWA for several months now, and find their dedication to be amazing when it comes to issues that affect public policy issues for women and their families.
Recently, I worked with them on their campaign to get the Paycheck Fairness Act passed in the Senate. I was amazed at their determination to get the bill passed by reaching out to women's groups and organizations across the country, and Senators who had voiced an opposition to the Act.
The staff put in endless hours on the campaign, even though the bill ultimately failed to pass in a disappointing Senate procedural vote of 58-41. However, NYWA has expressed their commitment to continue the fight to get the Paycheck Fairness Act passed.