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 18 to 23, 2021 as we share information and stories, advocate, and more with a common goal in mind: together, we can end gender-based violence.


Week Without Violence 2021

When we envision a world without violence, we begin to build a path to creating that world. Help us raise awareness about gender-based violence, support survivors, and envision a world without violence!

Join us for a conversation on domestic violence and the law. Watch the conversation on YWCA’s Facebook Live at noon.

Day of Action | Capitol Hill Call-In Day

Capitol Hill Call-In Day: This Capitol Hill Call-In Day, we invite you to engage your Members of Congress by taking action online; calling your legislators; and engaging with these discussions on social media, using the hashtag #WWV21 and tweeting at your Member of Congress.  

Make the Local Focal: 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. Act Now!

Join YWCA Lower Cape Fear as we have an intimate conversation about violence against women and how we can collectively advocate for and support survivors, particularly from Human and Sex Trafficking.

We’ll be going live on Facebook at noon.

Support Survivors | Wear purple and share a photo on social media.

YWCA USA is hosting a discussion on reimagining the role of resilience for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. By centering healing – including replenishment, rest, and recovery – and addressing the root causes of trauma and systemic violence, we can both disrupt the cycle of harm and open pathways for survivors to build thriving futures for themselves and their families.

Learn more and register for the event here

Join YWCA and our partners as we share resources and information that survivors of domestic violence and communities need to feel empowered as they move beyond just surviving to thriving. Conversation begins at Noon on Friday, October 22 on Facebook Live

In addition YWCA USA is hosting #FeelGoodFriday brought to you by The Allstate Foundation

Follow along for #FeelGoodFriday, as we share stories of survivors who moved from surviving financial and domestic abuse to thriving with the Moving Ahead Curriculum.

Join YWCA Lower Cape Fear on Saturday for a self-defense class from Christoph Robertson from Wolfs Den Academy. Learn valuable self-defense moves to build confidence and strength.

Class will be held in-person, outside in YWCA’s parking lot from 10-11:30 am. 

2815 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC 28412

Registration is not required, however, you can let us know that you’re coming by signing up here.

Wolfs Den

WWV21 Flyer


Print out one of the following signs below, write in your thoughts, then tag us in a pic on your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #WWV21 !

To download, right-click on the image, then click “Save Image As” or as designated on the pop-up menu.