Celebrating International Women’s Day
Today we’re celebrating International Women’s Day by supporting one of ziggie’s social impact partners, Women’s Prison Association. As the nation's first organization for systems-involved women, WPA has invented the nation’s most innovative programs, been at the forefront of groundbreaking advocacy efforts, and promoted forward-thinking strategies that always ask, “what about women?” As the need for WPA remains and even grows, they remain steadfast in their commitment to empower women as they redefine their lives in the face of injustice and incarceration. WPA’s mission is an example of why this year’s theme for International Women’s Day is “Choose to Challenge.” In the face of the challenge of inequality, IWD is focused on how challenges lead to positive changes.
To learn more about Women’s Prison Association, check out the excerpt below and click on the link to explore WPA, and don’t forget that you can donate your Impact Dollars to Women’s Prison Association by logging in to your Impact Account or after checkout.
Our approach is personal
WPA was founded in 1845 and is the nation's first organization for women impacted by incarceration.
Our approach is personal. We address the root causes of systems involvement, know the data, and are focused on the needs and nuances of individuals.
We believe women are the experts in their own lives. We partner with women to use our collective voice and experience to drive change that positively impacts families, communities, and society.
We envision a society where our reliance on incarceration has been replaced by constructive, community-driven responses.
Women come to WPA to achieve what is most important to them. Together we:
• find safe, affordable housing
• develop workplace skills and build careers
• reunify families
• plan for release while incarcerated
• achieve stability in the community rather than behind bars
• access healthcare
• work toward personal goals
• avoid additional systems involvement
Read more on www.wpaonline.org.