JOIN US FOR A WEEK WITHOUT VIOLENCE
For more than 20 years, YWCA has set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence—a week when YWCAs join as part of a global movement with World YWCA to end violence against women and girls.
Join us during our annual Week Without Violence as we do the work to raise awareness and advocate for the accessible, effective, and consistent resources that survivors and communities need to build the flourishing futures they deserve. We will be joined by various activists throughout the week to learn how to advocate for survivors, the resources they have in Phoenix, and how to create real change to end gender-based violence.
BEYOND RESILIENCE: FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING
For survivors, resilience is central to weathering the mental, physical, and emotional harm of gender-based violence and racism. Due to the immediate and long-term health impacts of surviving violence, true resilience requires replenishment, rest, and recovery.
During this year’s campaign, we intend to flip this script by moving the conversation about gender-based violence past an inappropriate focus on survivors endurance, centering healing, and renewing our collective commitment to addressing domestic and systemic violence as well as the root causes of trauma which feed into the cycle of harm.