YWCA Northwestern Illinois Hosting Advocacy Event during Week Without Violence 

Catherine Beane, Sr. VP, Public Policy and Advocacy, YWCA USA will discuss Ending Gender Based Violence: A Conversation about Effective Advocacy at Local, State and Federal Levels

YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. For more than 20 years, one week is set aside in October as Week Without Violence – a week to raise awareness and engage action to end the broad spectrum of violence.

This year, we invite you to join us from October 18 – 23, as we move beyond resilience, helping lead women and girls from just surviving to thriving. During this year’s campaign, we recognize the limits and honor the significance of resilience in surviving violence but aim to collectively work towards healing and building thriving futures for survivors which also includes replenishment, rest, and recovery.


YWCA Northwestern Illinois will host a Virtual Lunch & Learn, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from noon to 1pm. Catherine Beane, Sr. VP, Public Policy and Advocacy, YWCA USA will talk about how advocacy impacts women and domestic violence.

Event Details

Location: Zoom

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Time: Noon


Registration is required in order to attend this event. Registration is available online: https://www.ywcanwil.org/event/virtual-advocacy-lunch-learn-week-without-violence/ or via zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XxxwpK_oSeK-ShsmJc6pmQ

Click here to learn more about Week Without Violence.


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.

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