Each year during the third week of October, Canadians and people around the world to mark YWCA’s Week Without Violence, a week-long series of community events promoting diverse approaches to creating a violence-free world. Activities throughout the week focus on raising awareness, promoting attitude change and enabling individuals and organisations to begin positive actions towards ending violence in their communities.

People in schools, workplaces and neighbourhood organizations throughout Canada recognize this annual violence prevention initiative aimed at making violence a thing of the past. Violence against women remains a global concern despite the work being done. We know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally. Some survivors of violence go unrecognized, unheard and unanswered.

Follow the hashtags #WeekWithoutViolence2019 and #WWV19 on social media channels for updates from YWCAs around the world.