Week Without Violence

Each year during the third week of October, Canadians bond with people in over 90 countries around the world to mark YWCA’s Week Without Violence.

This year, we’re lifting up the findings from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people face staggering and disproportionate rates of gender-based violence. 

This Week Without Violence, research where each party stands on gender equality and Indigenous and 2SLGBTQQIA rights. Support organizations that have been working with these communities for decades so that regardless of the election outcome, Indigenous women and girls can continue to access the supports they need. 

Join us for YWCA Week Without Violence this October 14-20, 2019. Follow along on our blog or join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter


Learn more about how YWCA Metro Vancouver is supporting women who are experiencing violence and/or leaving abusive relationships. If you have experienced abuse and violence, please visit our Violence Prevention Services page.