Not On Our Screens | Not On Our Streets: Centering & Supporting Survivors Experiencing Tech-Facilitated Violence 


Each year during the third week of October, Canadians and people around the world come together 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 organizations to begin positive actions towards ending violence in their communities. 

People in schools, workplaces, and neighborhood organizations throughout Canada recognize this annual violence prevention initiative aimed at making violence a thing of the past. 

Get involved

Get involved 


We all can play our part in building communities free from violence. Here are some ways to get involved. 

Use this #ClapBackWithKindness Instagram Post to share a message of support to survivors of online hate and tech-facilitated violence (remember to tag us @YWCACanada and use #WWV22) 

Get involved in YWCA Canada campaign by sharing our resources and graphics on social media. Find them using #WWV22 on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. 

Take a look at our #BlockHate videos and consider starting a discussion (either one on one with a loved one, or through a community event) about the stories in the videos using this discussion guide (link to discussion guide).  

Attend our online #BlockHate Report Launch event on October 20th from 12-1pmET and invite your nearest and dearest.  




YWCA Canada has developed a series of graphics and resources for the Week Without Violence to help you start a conversation, spread awareness and learn more about gender-based violence and online hate in Canada. 

Click here for social media posts you can share 

Is Our Relationship Healthy?: A brochure produced in consultation with girls and young women across the country, with content and language that are reflective of how youth are seeing and experiencing dating and relationships today. 

Rights. Reports. Supports: A guide on sexual image based abuse 

Stress Busters Postcard: 5 ways to keep your stress levels within your control that are free and easy.