Week Without Violence is part of a global movement to end violence against women and girls with YWCAs across the country and around the world. At YWCA, we know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally. That’s why, for more than 20 years, YWCA has set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence. Week without violence 2017 runs from October 16 to 20, as we held events, shared information and stories, advocated for those affected by violence, and more with a common goal in mind: together, we can end gender-based violence . This year our YW LEADers created their own event on October 19, called “No Eye Candy”, a conversation around the Over-sexualization of Women and Catcalling in NYC. They organized a youth panel with DayOne, held a poetry slam, and led group conversations about healthy relationships.
We were honored to have YWCA USA Alejandra Y. Castillo speak and attend the event, and we are so grateful to all of our partners, the The Brooklyn Community Men’s Chorus, our Board Chair Sondra Ford, Day One, Parlay Living, YWCA Brooklyn staff and everyone else that played a role in this Week Without Violence event!