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Week Without Violence

YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. For more than 20 years, we have set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence—a week to raise awareness and engage action to end the broad spectrum of violence—as part of a global movement with World YWCA to end violence against women and girls. This year, we invite you to join us from October 18–23 for this year’s campaign. 

At YWCA, we know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally and that some victims go unrecognized altogether. That’s why we focus on ending gender-based violence, including domestic violence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and harassment.

Listen to our Feature Podcast

Listen to YWCA St. Paul’s Director of Housing and Public Policy Nikki Beasley discuss the realities of gender-based violence, and its impact on the community in YWCA St. Paul’s feature podcast for a Week Without Violence. Click to read the show notes.

You can also find this episode on your favorite listening app like Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsPocket CastsSpotify and Stitcher.

Join Us


Get resources, direct links for learning and resources sent straight to your inbox! Sign up for Week Without Violence emails.


YWCA St. Paul will be posting resources and information on our social media channels. Follow us to stay informed. Share to change a life!


Join us for a special Instagram and Facebook takeover on Thursday, Oct. 21 where Brenisen Wheeler of Women's Advocates will answer YOUR questions. Click the button below to submit them.

2021 Schedule

  • October 18 Welcome to Week Without Violence
  • October 19 How Employers Can Help
  • October 20 Podcast Release Day
  • October 21 Women's Advocates Takeover
  • October 22 How to Help
  • October 23 #SelfCareSaturday

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Subscribers will receive daily emails between October 18–23 to learn more about gender-based violence, local resources for survivors and ways to end violence against women and girls.

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