3 Steps Congress Can Take NOW to End Domestic and Sexual Violence
In conjunction with the Bipartisan Working Group to End Domestic Violence and as part of YWCA’s annual Week Without Violence, YWCA USA invites you to a briefing on Thursday, October 18th at 9:30 A.M. in the Capitol Visitors Center, Room CVC 268. In this briefing, YWCA local leaders who provide direct services and support to survivors will share their frontline experiences. We will also highlight three specific bills that Congress can pass NOW to protect women, meet survivors’ needs, and prevent gender-based violence – at home, at work, in school, and in our communities.
- Every 90 seconds another American is sexually assaulted.
- 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence and, on average, more than 3 women are murdered by their current or former partner every day.
- Gender-based violence occurs across all races, classes and ethnic backgrounds, thought at disparate rates and with disproportionate impacts for women of color.
We also see and deliver solutions, annually providing safety and support to 535,000 women and their children each year who are fleeing violence.
For more than 20 years, YWCA has set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence. This Hill briefing is being held as our more than 200 local associations in 46 states hold local events, share information and stories, advocate, and more with a common goal in mind: together we can end domestic and sexual violence.
Please confirm your attendance by registering below. We thank you for your commitment to ending domestic and sexual violence and look forward to seeing you on October 18th.