Each year during the third week of October, Canadians and people around the world to mark YWCA’s Week Without Violence, a week-long series of community events promoting diverse approaches to creating a violence-free world.
Activities throughout the week focus on raising awareness, promoting attitude change and enabling individuals and organisations to begin positive actions towards ending violence in their communities.
People in schools, workplaces and neighbourhood organizations throughout Canada recognize this annual violence prevention initiative aimed at making violence a thing of the past. Violence against women remains a global concern despite the work being done. We know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally. Some survivors of violence go unrecognized, unheard and unanswered.
What we are doing needs support, partnership to come together to promote next steps.
Plan a Week Without Violence™ event in your community YWCA Canada supports events that promote diverse approaches to creating a violence-free world that can take place at home with family, at school or in the community.
Create your own activity or follow the suggestions here.
We all can play our part in supporting initiatives that support the cause of violence prevention. Here are ways to get involved.
Participate in existing programs in your local community
Donate products and in-kind services
Volunteer at an event
Get involved in YWCA Canada campaign by sharing our resources and graphics on social media Click here and download these custom Facebook & Twitter Timeline cover images. Spread the word about Week Without Violence to your family, friends and co-workers!
YWCA Member Association Events
YWCAs across the country host events throughout the week. Visit your local YWCA to learn about events happening in your community.
Here are just a few examples:
Power of Being a Girl™ take part in your local YWCA Power of Being a Girl™ event, a signature violence prevention conference for girls ages 12-17
Power of Being You, an empowerment-based, violence prevention conference for youth
YWCA Canada has developed a series of graphics and resources for the Week Without Violence.
The Is Our Relationship Healthy? brochure is a resource produced in consultation with girls and young women across the country, with content and language are reflective of how youth are seeing and experiencing dating and relationships today.
Follow the hashtags #WeekWithoutViolence2019 and #WWV19 #semainesansviolence on social media channels for updates from YWCAs across Canada and around the world.