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Week Without Violence is October 17-21! Sign up today to #WorkAgainstViolence with us.

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 EVERYONE to join us for Week Without Violence, 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.

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YWCA Brooklyn Events:

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October 17 – Stand Up and Selfie Campaign! Make your contribution to #aweekwithoutviolence by tagging your selfie wearing a touch of purple to raise awareness about gender based violence!

October 18The Purple Partners Mixer – a night of networking with likeminded individuals that are committed to ending gender based violence in our community! RSVP required.

October 19 – Swindle Me Not Forum – a workshop that will highlight the state of modern day teen relationships, discuss strategies to help attendees identify what type of partner they are in their own personal relationships, and promote youth dialogue about real #relationshipgoals. Must be 14-18 years old to attend. Free but RSVP required here.

October 20 – PowHer The Vote: Stop Violence Against Women – This panel will look at the issues of physical safety for women and girls in New York City, stressing the impact on women of domestic violence, rape and unsafe environments. Check out the Facebook event for more details. Tickets available here.

Visit http://ywcaweekwithoutviolence.org/ for more information and to sign up.