Week Without Violence: DVAM Blog Carnival

Mon Oct 19 2015 - Fri Oct 23 2015, 12:00 am

2015 Week Without Violence Blog Carnival 
This October marks the 20th anniversary of YWCA’s Week Without Violence. Since 1995, this campaign has served to mobilize people in communities across the United States to take action against all forms of violence, wherever it may occur. Ranging from rich and complex dialogues on violence, to workshops, community service opportunities, and public awareness events, YWCAs have been at the forefront of the conversation on the pervasive and intersectional nature of violence and its impact on the communities they serve.   

This year, we focus our efforts on the critical issue of domestic violence. Join us for Week Without ViolenceOctober 19-23, as we partner with the Huffington Post for a blog carnival to discuss, educate, learn, and work together to #EndDVNow 

For our blog carnival this year, we ask: How can we come together to #EndDVNow? 

According to the American Medical Association, more than 20 percent of women in the United States have experienced intimate-partner violence, stalking or both. A full 17 percent have reported rape or attempted rape. On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States (CDC). 

Domestic violence has no demographic boundaries. It is experienced by all age groups, all races, all religions and all socioeconomic backgrounds. It can take many forms, including economic abuse, physical abuse, sexual assault, stalking, emotional and psychological abuse, and more. What can be done to #EndDVNow? 

Blog Post Guidelines 
Please submit all posts to WeekWithoutViolence@ywca.org by October 12, 2015. Please follow these guidelines: 
  • 500-800 words maximum 
  • All facts and stats quoted should be hyperlinked to a reputable online source 
  • Brief bio of the author, including: Name, title, organizational affiliation 
  • Photo or headshot of the author 
Each day of Week Without Violence, we will highlight one of the following issues.  
  • Domestic Violence 101 
  • Women of Color and Barriers to Safety 
  • Domestic Violence Gun Homicides 
  • Ending Domestic Violence Around the World 
  • Financial Abuse and Economic Empowerment 
We look forward to reviewing your blog submission. Friends and partners like you help to make this important campaign possible.  

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