Imagine a week without violence. Now imagine a lifetime!

YWCA Week Without Violence is an annual worldwide campaign to stop violence in all its forms.

  Throughout the week, we'll be hosting activities that focus on

raising awareness

promoting attitude change and

enabling individuals & organizations to begin taking positive actions to ending violence in our community.


Get Involved!

 Tuesday, October 16th
YWise Guys Boys Conference

Boys in grades 9-12 meet to challenge harmful ideas of manhood that can lead to abuse.

Wednesday, Octobr 17th
Power of Being a Girl Conference

Our annual violence-prevention conference for girls in grades 9-12, focusing on self-esteem, healthy relationships, internet safety and more!

Thursday, October 18th
Books Build Better Brains

Bring your pre-schooler to the YWCA at noon for fun activities, snacks and our FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY!

Friday, October 19th
Take Back the Night!
Make a statement with your own sign or grab one of ours! We'll meet on the steps of City Hall 6:30 and march at 7PM. We'll work our way through the streets to confront violence against women, ending at YWCA Lethbridge for free cookies and hot cocoa.

This event is appropriate for all ages; EVERYONE is welcome!

Learn more about the issues surrounding gender-based violence.
Watch our social media channels for our online campaign throughout the week!

Violence in all its forms undermines our quality of life.  No matter where we live, violence and fear have become part of our everyday lives.  To change this we need to take action against violence: to speak out against and to change and influence the values and attitudes that affect violence. 

We can begin by imagining a life without violence.  We can work to make it a reality.

"Week Without Violence" takes place annually during the 3rd week of October.


Nancy Stuart

Development & Communications Manager