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Week Without Violence

YWCA Hartford Region recognizes the annual Week Without Violence program in October, in partnership with our YWCA sister organizations across the country and around the globe. Together, we are working to end violence against women and girls.

Throughout the week, we invite you to join us to share information and stories, advocate, and work together to end gender-based violence. 

Week Without Violence: A Movement Towards Violence-Free Communities

Week Without Violence is part of a global movement with YWCAs across the country and around the world to end violence against women and girls. At YWCA, we know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally and that some victims go unrecognized altogether. That’s why, for more than 20 years, YWCA has set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence.

Thank you to those who joined for our 2023 Week Without Violence where we raised awareness and elevated survivor voices so together, we can end Gender-Based Violence in every space where it occurs. Thank you to those who participated in our Stop Human Trafficking event which focused on bringing awareness to human/sex trafficking, identifying different types of human trafficking, understanding the societal conditions that have shaped human trafficking, how traffickers lure youth in through tech-based platforms, recognizing the signs of human trafficking and how to protect yourself.   #WWV23, #GenderBasedViolence

If you were unable to join us you can view the conversation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXGKR2M9888


You are not alone! If you are experiencing violence, or know someone who needs help, please visit these important resources for help.


Survivors of domestic violence or anyone looking for guidance on how to help someone else can visit this 24/7/365 resource and connect with an advocate via call, text, live chat, or email. CTSafeConnect serves the state’s 169 cities and towns.


Visit: ctsafeconnect.com
Email: safeconnect@ctcadv.org
Call or Text: (888) 774-2900 to live chat in your language

Interval House

Hartford Interval House (IH) is a dedicated and passionate group of staff, board members and volunteers who pride themselves on tirelessly working to end domestic violence.

Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence is Connecticut’s leading voice for victims of domestic violence and those agencies that serve them. A membership organization of Connecticut’s 18 domestic violence service agencies that provide critical support to victims including safety planning, emergency shelter, court advocacy, counseling and support groups, among other services.

Reproductive Equity Now

For information and access to the full spectrum of reproductive health care

To learn more and view past Week without Violence events, please visit our archives: