YWCA Week Without Violence
YWCA's national mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. For more than 20 years, they have set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence, part of a global movement to end violence against women and girls. Gender-based violence recognizes a spectrum of violence, including but not limited to intimate partner violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and harassment. The YWCA at WSU student organization will coordinate several activities during the Week Without Violence, including their signature Clothesline Project display on the Terrell Mall. The Coalition for Women Students will organize the annual Take Back the Night march that brings the week to a close. Sibling organizations within CWS and partners like Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse are also invited to participate.
We know that our WSU community is committed to ending gender-based violence on this campus and beyond. The Week Without Violence is our chance to honor survivors, educate the community, and reaffirm that commitment. Watch for our events! If you'd like to organize your own event, please contact the Women's Center to make sure we coordinate our efforts.