Week of Action

Monday, October 16th

Imagine a World Without Violence

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!

Today, and all through the week, we ask you to:
Take a Week Without Violence campaign selfie (or group photo) using one of our customizable signs, tag us on social and use #WWV22, and then tag five friends and challenge them to do the same!

Tuesday, October 17th

Advocacy Day of Action

  • 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 #WWV22 and tweeting at your Member of Congress.
  • Stay connected: Sign up to receive our action alerts.

Wednesday, October 18th

Find a Week Without Violence Event

Check out the Week Without Violence events in your area and see how you can participate!

Thursday, October 19th

National Town Hall

More information coming soon!

Friday, October 20th

Twitter Storm

Join us for an engaging Twitter storm from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET, hosted by our team at @YWCAUSA! We will be discussing tech-facilitated gender-based violence, the harm it causes offline, and how to promote and ensure online safety. Participate in the conversation on Twitter using #WWV23.

Saturday, October 21st


Service providers, advocates, and activists in the fight to end gender-based violence all care deeply about these issues, and about the survivors they help each and every day. Unfortunately, this work can also cause vicarious trauma for individuals as they work with survivors who have undergone serious trauma or can retraumatize individuals who are survivors themselves.

Taking the time to engage in healing and self-care as a provider, advocate, activist, or survivor is an integral part of your own mental and physical well-being and will help make you an even more powerful advocate for your causes and clients.