Sameera Hafiz, Advocacy Director at the National Domestic Workers Alliance

Sameera Hafiz, Advocacy Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance at the YWCA USA Women of Distinction Awards Gala 2017

YWCA USA is proud to honor NDWA for their work organization and advocating for women, people of color, immigrants, and domestic workers with the Advocacy and Civic Engagement Award.  NDWA is the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States, most of whom are women. We applaud their commitment to centering women of color in all their work, and we specifically recognize their #WeWontWait2016 summit that brought together community leaders from around the country to amplify the voices and stories of women of color and low-income women and call for a comprehensive women’s economic agenda. The award was accepted by Sameera Hafiz, who leads the policy and legal programs team at NDWA and focuses on anti-trafficking and immigration policy.