Week Without Violence

What is Week Without Violence? 

YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. That’s why for more than 20 years, we have set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence. Week Without Violence is part of a global movement to end violence against women and girls with the World YWCA. 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 you to join us 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.
Held the third week in October.
All week all events are FREE!

RSVP for any event to: info@ywca-berkeley.org

2018 Schedule of events 

MONDAY 15th October 

  • 11:30am-1:3pm End Violence Rally at UC Berkeley 
    • Join the Student Leadership Board on Sproul Plaza at UC Berkeley as rally to end violence.
  • 6pm-8pm Voting Rights Workshop
    • In collaboration with Women’s March Oakland, LWV, and Black Women Organized for Political Action, this workshop will discuss your voting rights, and what will be on the ballot in November.

WEDNESDAY 17th October

  • 11am-12pm End Sex Trafficking: Financial Abuse Workshop
    • In collaboration with MISSSEY, this workshop will discuss financial abuse in regards to sex trafficking.
  • 12pm-12pm Gun Violence Prevention Workshop
    • This workshop will discuss policies that perpetuate gun violence in the U.S.

THURSDAY 18th October

  • 2pm-3pm Support Survivors of Sexual Assault
    • This workshop will discuss how you can support survivors after they’ve reported their sexual assault.

*Art Exhibits and Performances *Food Workshops *Interactive Pledge Boards *Peace Pops & Conscious Candy *Ribbons *Buttons *Refreshments

*Most events are held at the YWCA at 2600 Bancroft Way in Berkeley*

  • CLOTHESLINE PROJECT Create a shirt & slogan in solidarity against gender violence
  • “Support Survivors” Pledge Board Sign the board & become an ally
  • BATHROOM PROJECT Share your thoughts on violence in an anonymous, campus-wide forum

You can take action to help survivors of gender-based violence. Join YWCA in urging legislators to support two important pieces of legislation: The Domestic Violence and Firearms Act & The SAFE Act.

*Art Exhibits and Performances *Food Workshops *Interactive Pledge Boards *Peace Pops & Conscious Candy *Ribbons *Buttons *Refreshments

*Most events are held at the YWCA at 2600 Bancroft Way in Berkeley*


A special thank you to the Allstate Foundation and the Purple Purse Challenge!