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Week Without Violence is part of a global movement with YWCAs across the country and around the world to end violence against women and girls.

For nearly 30 years, YWCA has set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence—a week when YWCAs join as part of a global movement with World YWCA to end gender-based
violence. This year, Week Without Violence will take place from October 17-22, 2022

Act Now! – YWCA Week Without Violence

Monday October 17th – Take a Week Without Violence campaign selfie (or group photo) using one of our customizable signs, tag us on social and use #WWV22, and then tag 5 friends and challenge them to do the same!

Customizable selfie signs: WWV Fillable Sign 2       WWV Fillable Sign 3

Tuesday October 18th – Day of Action!

Capitol Hill Call-In Day

This Capitol Hill Call-In Day, we invite you to engage your Members of Congress by taking action online; calling your legislators; and engaging with these discussions on social media, using #WWV22 and tweeting at your Member of Congress.


Help ensure that survivor voices and concerns are at the forefront this election season. Engage with your state and local elected officials on this important issue. Host a candidate forum focused on gender-based violence, a voter registration drive, or other GOTV efforts. Ask questions about the policies and solutions candidates would pursue to  prevent gender-based violence and support survivors.

Stay connected: Sign up to receive our action alerts.

Wednesday Oct 19th -Instagram Live (more info to come)

Thursday October 20th– National Town Hall (more info to come)

Friday October 21st– Twitter Storm: Join us for an engaging Twitter chat from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET, hosted by our team at @YWCAUSA! We will be discussing how today’s most divisive issues impact survivors. Participate in the conversation on Twitter using #WWV22.

Saturday October 22nd-#SelfCareSaturday: Service providers, advocates, and activists in the fight to end gender-based violence all care deeply about these issues, and about the survivors they help each and every day. Unfortunately, this work can also cause vicarious trauma for individuals as they work with survivors who have undergone serious trauma or can retraumatize individuals who are survivors themselves.

Find out more at:
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/sres172 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/hres344