For more than 20 years, YWCA has set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence, part of a global movement to end violence against women and girls with the World YWCA. This year, Week Without Violence will take place from October 17-22.
Through our Week Without Violence campaign and our work as the largest network of domestic violence services providers, we are focused on ending gender-based violence. At YWCA, we know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally, and that some victims go unrecognized altogether. Our focus on gender-based violence — which recognizes a spectrum of violence, including but not limited to, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and harassment — allows us to address, educate, and take action around myriad issues that impact our communities.
Facts about domestic violence:
- Gender-based violence overview
- Technology and gender-based violence
- Gender-based violence and health
YWCA Week Without Violence, held each October is part of a global movement to end violence against women and girls with YWCAs across the country and around the world.
Click this link for more information: http://ywcaweekwithoutviolence.org/