Gender based violence comes in many forms and undermines the health, dignity, security and autonomy of its victims. Yet, it remains shrouded in a culture of silence. Violence against women and girls particularly, is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world! It knows no social, economic or national boundaries. Worldwide, an estimated one in three women will experience physical or sexual abuse in her lifetime.
The World YWCA, as one of the oldest international women’s organisation in the world, has continuously condemned gender based violence and works to further gender equality to address this pandemic. This is why every year during the third week of October, YWCAs from all over the world promote and encourage a Week without Violence – a week-long series of community events promoting diverse approaches to creating a world free of violence.
Take a look at this year’s Week Without Violence toolkit and join us from the 14 to 20 October 2019 to actively engage with other national and local member associations, partners and other stakeholders, in a coordinated manner, to make lasting impact on the global fight to end violence against women and girls!
The toolkit has key messages, sample posts for social media, infographics and some examples of how you can enhance the engagement bracket for all to participate.
Follow the hashtags on social media channels for updates from YWCAs around the world: #WeekWithoutViolence2019
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