Engage with us on social media

Use the hashtag #WWV19 to get connected, and tag us on TwitterFacebook, and/or Instagram! Promote the Week Without Violence campaign on social media and share your personal thoughts on why it is so important to end gender-based violence and support survivors. If you’re attending or hosting an event, be sure to share information and thoughts about it on your social media platforms. Talk about what you’ve learned and help others to build their understanding too! 

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Monday – Indigenous People’s Day

Organize Your Butterflies – YWCA’s Annual Campaign to End Gender-Based Violence

Tuesday – Organize Your Butterflies: Economic Abuse – It’s More Than Dollars and Cents

Wednesday – Organize Your Butterflies: Trauma Informed Care – Helping Survivors Heal

Thursday – Organize Your Butterflies: Ensuring Safety for Immigrant Women

Friday – Organize Your Butterflies: Ensuring Safety for Immigrant Women

Twitter Chat

On October 18 at 2 p.m. ET, we will be hosting a Twitter Chat on “Disarming Domestic Abusers.” YWCAs from across the country, individuals, our national partners, and a number of other national organizations will be participating. Join the conversation using #WWV19 and #DVAM.

On October 18 at 2 p.m. ET, we will be hosting a Twitter Chat on “Disarming Domestic Abusers.” YWCAs from across the country, individuals, our national partners, and a number of other national organizations will be participating. Join the conversation using #WWV19 and #DVAM.

We’ve created a Twitter Toolkit to help you participate in the chat, so be sure to review this beforehand. 

Below is the list of questions that YWCA USA will ask during the Twitter chat. 

Q1:

What are you doing in your community to raise awareness about the impacts of genderbased violence this #DVAM? What are you doing in your community to raise awareness about the impacts of gun violence?

Q2:

Why is gun violence a women’s issue, particularly for women of color?

Q3:

How is gun violence correlated with domestic violence?

Q4:

How can we hold our elected officials accountable when it comes to protecting survivors from firearms? How can we continue to inform our elected officials about the alarming
statistics behind the intersection behind domestic violence and gun violence?

Q5:

What current policies and initiatives are effective solutions for reducing gun violence in domestic abuse situations? What policy changes are still necessary?

Q6:

Voting is an important way we can bring about change and ensure safety for survivors. Do your state and local laws protect survivors and the public from gun violence perpetrated by domestic abusers? Where can you go to learn more about your state/local laws?

Q7:

What organizations do you partner with who are part of (or who could join) the effort to reduce domestic abuser-related gun violence?