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The following has been re-posted from the Young Women Leaders Program website.

YWLP will be hosting its Third Annual Luncheon on Wed., May 7!

| May 05, 2014 | young-women-leaders-program, blog

For some U.Va. students and alumnae, the Young Women Leaders Program (YWLP) has become more than a volunteer opportunity. Participating in the program has helped solidify career paths in the field of education, as well as created another sort of sorority with bonds made for life.

Ultimately, the program is “fostering competence, connections and autonomy” among everyone involved. The foundation of the program’s curriculum is in this motto.

The following has been re-printed from the April 28, 2014 edition of The Huffington Post with permission from the writer.

Events for the annual Take Back the Night Week ranged from informative Q&As with the “How to Date a Survivor” panel and “Sexual Misconduct Board Mock Trial” to community building with the “Open Arts Slam” and the “Rally, March and Vigil,” eventually ending with a “Day of Healing and Wellness.”

Organizers say hundreds of people attended the “Rally, March and Vigil,” the largest turnout they have seen in years.

Two major topics have been hitting the headlines concerning women in the military: women’s rights to serve on the front lines in battle and the ever present issue of sexual assault in the military. In addition, students have recently been discussing these issues at the U.Va. Women’s Center

| April 15, 2014 | blog, interns

Interns at the U.Va. Women’s Center have concentrated their efforts on “revitalizing the rally” on Thursday/April 17 and ending with a “Day of Healing and Wellness” on Friday/April 18 during the University of Virginia's annual Take Back the Night Week.

The following has been re-printed from the October 9, 2013 edition of the Cavalier Daily, with permission from the writer.

"My story of intimate partner violence"

I’d like to think of myself as a survivor.

This year’s Take Back the Night week at the University of Virginia will be the first time the U.Va. Women’s Center will hold a “Day of Healing and Wellness” on Friday/April 18, following the annual Rally, March and Speak Out on Thursday/April 17.

The National Eating Disorders Association Walk of Charlottesville continues to surpass prior years with raising about $10,000 this year, according to coordinator Clare Brady. The amount raised in 2013 was about $9,000 and about $7,000 in 2012.

| April 07, 2014 | counseling, Body Positive, blog, events, interns

With a few new twists to U.Va. Day, Little Sisters and Big Sisters of the local Young Women Leaders Program  in BufordBurleyJouett and Sutherland Middle Schools enjoyed the revamped annual event.

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