For more than 20 years, YWCA has set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence, part of a global movement to end violence against women and girls with the World YWCA. This year, Week Without Violence will take place from October 18-24.
Through our Week Without Violence campaign and our work as the largest network of domestic violence services providers, we are focused on ending gender-based violence. At YWCA, we know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally, and that some victims go unrecognized altogether. Our focus on gender-based violence — which recognizes a spectrum of violence, including but not limited to, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and harassment — allows us to address, educate, and take action around myriad issues that impact our communities.
- Marshalltown Domestic Violence Coalition display in the Y Lobby
- Thursday, October 22nd – Y staff & members are encouraged to wear purple to raise awareness for domestic violence
- Donations to Marshalltown CAPS: Please consider donating needed supplies for Child Abuse Prevention Services in Marshalltown. CAPS is organized to alleviate the conditions that contribute to child abuse. Donations will be collected at the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA through October 26th.
- Fit Kids will be doing a craft project that relates to the Week Without Violence theme.
- Preschool will be discussing positive ways to use hands and to express emotions.
Facts about domestic violence:
- Gender-based violence overview
- Technology and gender-based violence
- Gender-based violence and health
YWCA Week Without Violence, held each October is part of a global movement to end violence against women and girls with YWCAs across the country and around the world.
Click this link for more information: http://ywcaweekwithoutviolence.org/