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Week Without Violence: How You Can Help & Recap

Week Without Violence is an extensive movement involving YWCAs across the globe. At YWCA St. Paul, we hold events, share stories, and advocate for victims and survivors as we work toward a world free of gender-based violence. We want everyone to know that domestic violence is preventable, there’s a way out, people want to help and there’s hope.

This week we shared information about gender-based violence and its impact on victims and survivors, their families, friends, and community. Take a closer look at the top six highlights from Week Without Violence 2021.

1. You can make a difference.

Week Without Violence is just the beginning. By participating in events like this and staying informed about issues, you help in the fight against domestic violence. Together we can continue the work needed to end domestic violence and make a better world for generations to come.

2. What is domestic violence?

A pattern of controlling behavior used to maintain power in a relationship by one partner over the other. Forms of abuse can go beyond the physical and be difficult to identify.

3. Employer domestic violence policy

Policies that address domestic violence issues can make a difference in the workplace. Learn more about domestic violence policies from this toolkit.

4. New podcast

Hear YWCA St. Paul’s Week Without Violence Feature Podcast. This informative discussion explores gender-based violence, what it is, how to spot it and prevent it.

5. Employers taking action

YWCA St. Paul received donations of personal hygiene items for self-care kits. Thank you to volunteers from Securian Financial for preparing the items donated by CHS, Kohl’s and Thomson Reuters. The generosity of the business community makes a difference with Week Without Violence and our year-round programming.

6. Women’s Advocates social media takeover

Women’s Advocates answered questions during their social media takeover of the YWCA’s Instagram stories. Find helpful tips and resources by reviewing the saved Instagram Highlight of their takeover. For other information, call 651-227-8284 or email resources@wadvocates.org.

Support for relationship abuse is available in the St. Paul community. Advocates are ready to listen and to provide help at Rondo Neighborhood Pop Up Advocacy Events, Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at the Rondo Community Library, 461 Dale Street N., 55103. Please call 651-227-8284 or email resources@wadvocates.org for more information.

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