Week Without Violence 2020

At YWCA, we know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally, and that some victims go unrecognized altogether. That’s why we work every day to end gender-based violence, including domestic violence, trafficking, and sexual assault, and set aside one week in October each year for the "Week Without Violence."
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.

Activities & Programming

Sun, 10/18 - Selfie Sunday

Help us kick off Week Without Violence by following the hashtag #WWV20, registering for one of our events, and sharing a selfie with one of our fillable signs.

Mon, 10/19 @ 10:30 – Gender-Based Violence In Our Community

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.

Tue, 10/20 @ Noon – Widening the Lens: Intimate Partner Violence and Black Women

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.

Wed, 10/21 @ Noon – Survivor-Defendants In the Criminal Justice System

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.

Thu, 10/22 @ Noon – Helping Survivors Thrive

Hear from YWCA's staff about the ways they meet the needs of survivors of domestic violence, trafficking, and sexual assault, and the importance of specialized services for Black women. Watch a recording of the presentation.

Fri, 10/23 @ Noon – Freestyle Friday: Gender-Based Violence FAQ

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.

Sat, 10/24 – Self-Care Saturday

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.

Files & Resources
Fillable Signs
WWV20 Events Flyer
Wed, 10/14/2020 - 14:55