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Week Without Violence is part of a global movement to end violence against women and girls with YWCAs across the country and around the world. At YWCA Northeast Kansas, we know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally. That’s why we set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence.

At YWCA, we know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally and that some victims go unrecognized altogether. That’s why we focus on ending gender-based violence, including domestic violence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and harassment.

We invite you to join us from October 18 – 22, as we talk about the intersectionality of racial and domestic violence, share information, elevate stories, talk with policymakers, and raise awareness with a common goal in mind to educate ourselves and our communities, engage elected officials, and empower survivors.


Monday, October 18th

"Domestic Violence in the Workplace"
Register for this two-hour training on Monday, October 18, from 9:30-11:30 AM at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library – Marvin Auditorium.

Tuesday, October 19th

"Poetry Speak-Out"
Come to speak up and speak out, or just to listen and support. Free snacks & beverages provided. Open to all members of the Washburn and Topeka communities, held from 1:30-2:30 PM in the Washburn University Union Underground.

Thursday, October 21st

"Domestic Violence and Faith Communities"
Register for this day-long seminar for faith leaders on Thursday, October 21, from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM at the CRC CARE Center @ Avondale East.

Friday, October 22nd

"March & Rally"
Meet us at the south steps of the Statehouse (subject to change) on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 11:30 AM. We will hear speakers and enjoy a drumline performance before marching to YWCA Northeast Kansas for food & solidarity.

YWCA Week Without Violence Nationwide Actions

Check out the national Week Without Violence webpage for more information on national efforts, online actions you can take, and how to advocate and engage on social media. #WWV2021

Help spread the word!

Click on the flyers to save and share on your social media. Use hashtags #WWV21 #FromReckoningToResolution and #DVAM.