For more than 20 years, YWCA has set aside a week in October as a Week Without Violence—one week when YWCAs across the country join with YWCAs around the world as part of a global movement to end gender-based and community violence.
This year, Week Without Violence runs October 17-22 and we invite you to support those impacted by violence and advocate for a safe community for all. Below is how you can support us for this week of action:
Peace Walk & Community Resource Pop-Up
Wednesday, October 19, 3 pm
Starting at our office, 2303 14th Street NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC
Held in conjunction with 202 for Peace, the walk will start at our office at 3 pm sharp, walk a route towards Columbia Heights, and end with a community resource pop-up. We hope you can join us! RSVP HERE TODAY!
Social Media: Throughout the week
- Fill out this sign and share it with us! You can email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post & tag us on social media. We will share some of our favorites during the week.
- Share and engage with our social posts! We want to know what you are doing to end violence in your community.
- Use the hashtags, #WWV22 & #YWCANCA, to join in & follow the conversation.
- Friday, October 21: Twitter chat from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET, hosted by the @YWCAUSA team. Participate in the conversation on Twitter using #WWV22.
YWCA USA Events:
Monday, October 17: Imagine a World Without Violence
Take a Week Without Violence campaign selfie (or group photo) using one of these customizable signs, tag @YWCAUSA on social and use #WWV22, and then tag 5 friends and challenge them to do the same!
Wednesday, October 18: Capitol Hill Call-In Day
This Capitol Hill Call-In Day, YWCA USA invites 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.
Wednesday, October 19: Instagram Live at YWCA USA
Join this conversation at https://www.instagram.com/
Thursday, October 20, 2022: National Town Hall
Join YWCA USA for a dynamic discussion on Centering Survivors of domestic and sexual violence, happening on October 20 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET. Learn more about the program at https://
Friday, October 21: Twitter Storm with YWCA USA
Join @YWCAUSA for a Twitter chat from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. They will be discussing how today’s most divisive issues impact survivors. Participate in the conversation on Twitter using #WWV22.
Saturday, October 22: #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. Taking the time to engage in healing and self-care as a provider, advocate, activist, or survivor is an integral part of your own mental and physical well-being and will help make you an even more powerful advocate for your causes and clients.
As always, we appreciate your support and commitment to our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.