YWCA Week Without Violence 2023

About Week Without Violence

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. At YWCA, we know 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 us from October 16–21, as we raise awareness, elevate survivor voices, talk with policymakers, and more with a common goal: centering survivors so that together, we can end gender-based violence.





YWCA reaches approximately 1 million women, girls, and their families through 194 local associations in 45 states and the District of Columbia.

We provide critical programs, including domestic and sexual violence services, through 12,500 staff members and 52,000 volunteers.


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