Imagine a world where women live without fear, where we and our children can feel safe and sound without a second thought. Though some may think of it as only a dream, YWCA is taking action each day to make this dream a reality.
While our action has made strides, we still need you support! Achieving a goal as necessary as this takes more than an organization such as ours. It takes collaborative, progressive action from a community that believes change is possible. This collective desire for a better world is the root of YWCA’s Week Without Violence movement.
What is YWCA’s Week Without Violence?
For more than 20 years, YWCA has set aside one week each October to spotlight the presence of gender-based violence and its effects on our society. Week Without Violence is a global movement of YWCA to educate communities, empower survivors, work with policymakers and more to achieve one common goal – ending gender-based violence against women and girls.
Week Without Violence 2022 Schedule
This year’s Week Without Violence will be held from Oct. 17-22. Join us and a network of fellow changemakers as we come together for YWCA’s national Week of Action activities.
Monday, Oct. 17: Imagine a World Without Violence
Join us and advocates across the U.S. as we unite to empower survivors, educate the public and end violence against women and girls. Image a World Without Violence day invites you to take a campaign selfie and tag YWCA on social media using #WWV22. Tag your friends and challenge them to join in!
Customizable #WWV22 signs are available at: ywcaweekwithoutviolence.org/join-us/engage-with-us-on-social-media/social-media-graphics
Tuesday, Oct. 18: Advocacy Day of Action
There are two ways to get involved on Advocacy Day of Action! Engage with your lawmakers on YWCA’s Capitol Hill Call-In Day by calling local legislators, becoming a YWCA Advocate, and igniting discussions with Congress on social media using #WWV22. You can also push topics on gender-based violence to the forefront of this election by hosting candidate forums, voter registration drives and more.
Wednesday, Oct. 19: Instagram Live Event
Join YWCA and like-minded changemakers across the nation as we tune in for an Instagram Live session on Wednesday, Oct. 19. We’ll be sharing a thoughtful conversation on topics surrounding gender-based violence, survivor support and empowerment and more.
Thursday, Oct. 20: National Town Hall Broadcast
Tune in and join in on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. as YWCA’s National Town Hall live stream. The discussion will be broadcasted virtually. Visit ywcaweekwithoutviolence.org for more information on this event.
Friday, Oct. 21: Twitter Storm
Join us on Oct. 21, from 2-3 p.m., as we take to Twitter for an engaging conversation on today’s most divisive issues impacting survivors of gender-based violence. This Twitter chat will be hosted live by the team at YWCA USA. Participate in the discussion using #WWV22.
Saturday, Oct. 22: #SelfCareSaturday
The effects of gender-based violence extend far beyond the survivors. They can also take their toll on the people who support them, including the compassionate providers and advocates fighting for their wellbeing. #SelfCareSaturday is a day devoted to taking care of YOU.
Whether you are a survivor or a supporter, take time on this day to engage in acts of self-care and mental and physical healing. After all, taking care of yourself allows you to give your best for those in need.
Change in our world begins in our community!
You hold the power to help shape the world! At YWCA South Florida, our team is always here with the tools to help you along the way. Visit our website or contact us to learn more about our programs and how you can help eliminate racism and empower women in our community.