This month marks the 20th Anniversary of YWCA Week Without Violence. Has there been any progress in the last two decades? Absolutely. The most pivotal part of the story is linked to the passage of the Violence Against Women Act in 1994, signed into law by President Clinton.
According to the data from the US Department of Justice there has been a 64% decrease in domestic violence from 2003-2010!
Is there more to be done? You know there is.
Join YWCA Malden and YWCA’s across the USA as we mobilize people in our communities to take action against all forms of violence wherever it occurs. Our approach at the local level: awareness campaigns, political advocacy, and an exciting new youth violence prevention initiative.
Join us on October 21st for our local Week Without Violence event.