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How Chrysalis Uses Social Determinants of Health

Thursday, July 18, 2024
In our focus on security of girls and women (part of our mission to ensure the safety, security, education, and economic empowerment of girls and women in Greater Des Moines, we...
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Happy Pride Month

Thursday, June 6, 2024
HAPPY PRIDE MONTH! Last Tuesday, Pride Corner was unveiled at the intersection of East Grand Avenue and East Fifth Street in Des Moines’ East Village. Images on all four...
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Be a Gender Transformative Donor

Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Chrysalis often talks about the importance of using a “gender lens” in decision-making. This is because often, girls and women are negatively and disproportionately...
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The Link Between Gender Equality and the Environment

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
This week, we will celebrate Earth Day, first created on April 22, 1970. Prior to the first Earth Day, Americans were burning significant amounts of leaded...
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The Adolescent Vaping Epidemic

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
In the mid-1960, 42% of Americans were smokers. Over the following decades, the rate reduced, but today, smoking remains a habit that Americans have a tough time quitting...
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Adolescent Girls' Relationship with Social Media

Wednesday, January 24, 2024
There’s much discussion on the impact of social media on youth, especially girls. In less than 25 years, adolescents’ lives have become inundated with social media, with an overwhelming...
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Talking to Kids About Gun Violence

Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Several years ago, Chrysalis staff had the opportunity to meet with retired United States Representative Gabby Giffords, who shared her story of being shot in the...
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2023 Chrysalis INSPIRED Event featuring Rachael Denhollander

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
The INSPIRED Event presentation on November 13, 2023, by Rachael Denhollander was both meaningful and relevant to our work – Of the important information Ms. Denhollander provided, we...
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Domestic Violence: Common Myths and Realities

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we would like to share with you the myths and realities of domestic violence that I shared with the students:  False narrative: “Someone who chooses to stay in a relationship with a partner they say is abusive must either like it or is lying about the...
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Women in the Workplace 2023 Study: What Caught Our Attention

Thursday, October 26, 2023
In 2015, McKinsey and Company and LeanIn.org launched its Women in the Workplace 2023 study on the state of corporate America’s working women. Since then, the annual study has included input from over...
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National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Monday, October 9, 2023
Iowa is known for many things in addition to the butter cow and the first national political caucuses, although one statistic is not one to be proud of: Iowa ranks second in the nation for the percentage of women who...
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Join us for the 2023 Chrysalis INSPIRED Event!

Wednesday, September 20, 2023
We hope that you’ve purchased your tickets for our upcoming INSPIRED Event featuring attorney and author Rachael Denhollander. You recall that Ms. Denhollander gained international recognition in 2016...
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Labor Day and the History of Women's Workforce Activism

Thursday, September 7, 2023
September 4, 2023 marks the 141st anniversary of the first Labor Day, celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City as planned by the Central Labor Union. Since then, it has been celebrated the first Monday of...
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Authenticity of Strong Women

Tuesday, August 1, 2023
For a number of reasons, Chrysalis emphasizes the words “strong women.”  Women prove every day how strong they are. Excellent examples are the women who worked for 72 years so that women in this country...
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