Week Without Violence 2020
In 2020, we are coming together for a very special "Week Without Violence,” to raise awareness and engage action to end gender-based violence against women and girls.
From October 18 – 24, we’re hosting a “Week Without Violence: Black, Bold & Brave” to share information, elevate stories, and raise awareness of the issues at the intersection of race and gender-based violence.
You’re invited to participate in any and all of our planned activities, from online workshops to social media selfies! All programming is presented by YWCA’s Gender-Based Violence Specialized Services (GBVSS) department.
Meet the leaders of YWCA’s programs serving African American women survivors and learn about the ways gender-based violence impacts our community. Watch a recording of the presentation.
Join us for a presentation by Dr. Carolyn West, domestic violence expert, author, and professor, to learn about the ways historic trauma and oppression compounds the impact of gender-based violence for Black women and communities. Watch a recording of the presentation.
Hear about a unique partnership between YWCA and the King County Prosecutors Office that supports the needs of survivor-defendants, victims of abuse who have been accused of a DV-related crime. Watch a recording of the presentation.
Bring your questions for a fun and interactive Q&A session with staff members from YWCA's GBVSS programs and learn how you can support survivors in our community. Watch a recording of the presentation.
Taking time to heal is important for all of us, especially survivors, service providers, advocates, and activists. Follow YWCA’s social media for self-care suggestions and share your own tips.