Week Without Violence 2019 (WWV)
We are ON A MISSION to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. That’s why for more than 20 years, we have set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence. This initiative is part of a global movement to end violence against women and girls.
This year, from October 14-18, we are placing the focus on ending gender-based violence. According to YWCA USA, Gender-based violence is recognized as a spectrum of violence, including but not limited to, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and harassment.
Monday, October 14th– Indigenous Peoples’ Day– Join us in our social media campaign to raise awareness of missing and murdered indigenous women (#MMIW). 4 out of every 5 Native women are affected by violence, and the murder rate of Indigenous women is 10x the national average. We’ll be sharing information and resources throughout the day, primarily on Twitter and Facebook. Follow along @ywcaprinceton.
Tuesday, October 15th– Capitol Hill Call-In Day— We must urge our Senators to support the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act (it has already passed in the House!). In addition, we are advocating for co-sponsorship of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act
Wednesday, October 16th– Imagine a World Without Violence– Join us at for our campaign against violence on social media, and stop by to take a photo with our fillable WWV posters! See 2018 Campaign Photos here.
Thursday, October 17th–– Make the Local Focal— We will reach out to local legislators and leaders and urge them to take action against gender-based violence.
Friday, October 18th– Ending Gun Violence: Disarming Domestic Abusers– Join YWCA Princeton and YWCAs across the country between 2:00 – 3:00 pm as we takeover Twitter to highlight the issue of gun violence in cases of domestic abuse. From 12:00 – 1:00 pm we will stand in solidarity with the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice and Womanspace for our Walk Against Violence. Together we will walk from YWCA Princeton to Tiger Park and back to raise awareness about domestic violence and gun violence, and meet back at YWCA Princeton to learn more about how we can combat these issues.