America's Charities | October 2, 2019

Together We Can End Gender-Based Violence

Join YWCA for its national Week of Action activities, October 14-18, 2019

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. America’s Charities’ member, YWCA, knows that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally and that some victims go unrecognized altogether. That’s why, for more than 20 years, YWCA has set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence. Join YWCA from October 14 to 18 as they hold events, share information and stories, advocate, and more with a common goal in mind: together, we can end gender-based violence.

Upcoming Events (Click here for full details on YWCA’s website):

Oct 13: Kick off Week Without Violence 2019 a day early by tuning in to hear from programs and experts working to support survivors and prevent gender-based violence. 

Oct 14: On Indigenous People’s Day (#MMIW), join YWCA on social media to highlight the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

Oct 15: This Capitol Hill Call-In Day, engage your Members of Congress by taking action online; calling your legislators; and engaging with these discussions on social media, using the hashtag #WWV19 to tweet at your Member of Congress.

Oct 16: Help raise awareness about gender-based violence and support for survivors by taking a Week Without Violence campaign selfie using one of YWCA’s fillable signs and/or making a donation! YWCA is the largest network of domestic and sexual violence service providers in the country and your support is crucial to our work.

Oct 17: Engage with your state and local elected officials on this important issue. Ask questions about their position on policies that support survivors and help hold them accountable.

Oct 18: Join YWCA for an engaging Twitter chat from 2 to 3 p.m. ET, hosted by their team at @YWCAUSA! YWCA will be discussing the intersection of gender-based violence and gun violence. Participate in the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #WWV19.

Support YWCA Through Workplace Giving!

One of the most cost-efficient ways you can support YWCA and ensure they have funding necessary to support their work all year round is to donate to them via payroll deduction through your employer’s workplace giving program (Don’t have a program? Click here to have your employer contact our team.) 


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