Act Now!

Women and girls of all ages, income levels, racial and ethnic communities, sexual orientations and gender identities continue to experience gender-based violence and that often goes unrecognized or is not responded to equally. These experiences are only further compounded by racism and systemic injustices in communities across the country. Week Without Violence 2023 maintains YWCA’s steadfast commitment to ending gender-based violence and allows us to address, educate, and take action through collective grassroots advocacy.

As we move closer to the 2024 elections, the Family Violence Prevention Services Act (S.2693/H.R. 2604) is part of a multi-pronged solution in a larger effort towards protecting the safety of women and girls of color and continuing vital support and services for survivors of gender-based violence. Grassroots action will raise awareness and help advocate for cosponsorship of this critical bill.

You can also learn more about additional ways to take action now through our Action Center.

Tell Your Members: Cosponsor FVPSA Today!

The Family Violence Prevention Services Act (FVPSA) provides critical funding on which survivors rely for domestic violence services such as housing, emergency shelter, transportation, child care, and medical and legal counseling. The Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2023 (S.2693/H.R.2604) makes additional investments for prevention and for marginalized survivors, as well as defines the impact of technology-facilitated abuse in domestic, dating, and family violence, ensuring that victims and survivors of tech-facilitated gender-based violence can also access crucial FVPSA-funded services. It is time that Congress takes action to reauthorize FVPSA, including increasing funding for current programs and making critical new investments.

Get Out the Vote (GOTV)

#YWomenVote is YWCA’s annual Get Out the Vote (GOTV) effort to mobilize women, people of color, and our communities to register to vote and participate in elections.

Between federal, state, and local elections, there are thousands of seats up for grabs across the country in this off-year elections on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.  These elections will set the tone of the nation for years to come.

This is your voice. Your vote. Your future. Join YWCA’s collective voter engagement effort and help us get out the vote!

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At YWCA, we are doing the work of justice everyday — through our advocacy, our leadership, and our work in communities. Sign up for the YWCA Action Center and stay up-to-date about actions you can take to eliminate racism and support victims and survivors of gender-based violence.