week without violence

The 2016 Week Without Violence will take place October 17-21! 

The YWCA Week Without Violence is a signature initiative created by YWCA USA over 20 years ago to mobilize people in communities across the United States to take action against all forms of violence, wherever it occurs.

During the of Week Without Violence, we focus around different aspects of violence; this year we are focusing on ending gender-based violence. Gender-based violence recognizes a spectrum of violence, including but not limited to, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and harassment. At YWCA, we know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally and that some victims go unrecognized altogether. We invite you to join us from October 17-21 as we share information, elevate stories, talk with policymakers, and get out the vote with a common goal in mind: together we can end gender-based violence. 

Some of the programs that will happen during the month of October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, include:

A Zumbathon fundraiser will be held at the YWCA on Friday, October 7th, 2016 to raise funds and awareness of what domestic violence really looks likes for a family that lost loved ones due to DV.

The Take Back the Night march will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2016. It will start and end at the front steps of the YWCA NorthEastern NY, 44 Washington Ave, Schenectady. We hope you will be able to march with us.