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2021 Week Without Violence: #WWW21

In 2021 our Week Without Violence Campaign ran from October 18th – October 23rd with the theme centered on: Beyond Resilience: From Surviving to Thriving! Together we can build a world where women, girls, and communities of color are empowered and supported to move beyond resilience, from surviving to thriving.

Where Do Your Elected Officials Stand?

Urge your members of Congress to support policies that support survivors of gender-based violence and their families. Call on your legislators to express the importance of supporting the Family Violence Prevention Services Act and the resolution to Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis.

Trauma Informed Yoga

Nikki Adams, founder of Beauty for Ashes Wellness Cultivation lead a virtual trauma-informed yoga session:

Reimagining the Role of Resilience

YWCA USA discussion that reimagines the role of resilience for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. By centering healing – including replenishment, rest, and recovery – and addressing the root causes of trauma and systemic violence, we can both disrupt the cycle of harm and open pathways for survivors to build thriving futures for themselves and their families. 


Sara Balkun, Holistic Health Coordinator at Toivo Center lead us on a meditation and shares tools of breath, movement and mindfulness that empowers and creates whole body healing.


Taking the time to engage in healing and self-care as a provider, advocate, activist, or survivor is an integral part of your own mental and physical well-being and will help make you an even more powerful advocate for your causes and clients.

Take time for yourself with this self-care video