We want to Thank Malden High School and the Malden Community for their support of TASK’s Week Without Violence Campaign. It was a two-part event of getting the facts and making your mark to end violence in our community. We hope that everyone can agree that we need more than a week without violence…. Check out some of the highlights of our event.
Thank you to Peg Crowe, Director of Teen Services, for coordinating TASK’s work on this campaign and this video.
WHAT IS WEEK WITHOUT VIOLENCE?
YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. That’s why for more than 20 years, we have set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence (WWV). WWV is part of a global movement to end violence against women and girls.
Join YWCA Malden’s Week Without Violence Teen Visibility Campaign at Malden High School
10/18 After School on the steps of Jenkins to get the facts. (2:15 p.m.)
10/19 Stop by the courtyard to make your mark for change. (2:15 p.m.)
Follow the link to watch your video invitation!
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.