Week Without Violence

Week Without Violence is part of a global movement to end violence against women and girls with YWCAs across the country and around the world. At YWCA, we know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally. That’s why, for more than 20 years, YWCA has set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence. Join us from October 16 to 20 as we hold events, share information and stories, advocate, and more with a common goal in mind: together, we can end gender-based violence.






In addition to Week Without Violence, the YWCA works all year, inviting members of our communities to consider realistic and sustainable alternatives to violence. The YWCA has spread the anti-violence message to millions, and with help, we can continue to make a difference.
Let's put an end to bullying YWCA USA has formed national partnerships to address bullying, cyberbullying and cybersecurity with Saving Our Daughters and Singer/Actress Keke Palmer, and the Department of Homeland Security.  Learn More
Hate Crimes
The YWCA supports the passage of Hate Crimes legislation that protects people from harassment, violence and other crimes on the basis of race, sex, gender, religion, ethnicity, age, disability, or sexual orientation.  Learn more
Violence Against Women
The YWCA supports public policies that protect victims, hold perpetrators accountable, and work to eradicate sexual assault and domestic violence, trafficking of women, and dating violence. The YWCA recognizes the need for anti-violence programs and policies to be culturally sensitive in both their approaches to combating violence against women and in responding to victims of violence.
Specifically, we support the continuance for the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The YWCA also supports legislation that ensures employment stability and economic security for victims of violence against women. Learn more