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This week, we are proud to partner with the YWCA’s Week Without Violence campaign during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This week and beyond, we continue to raise awareness around the barriers that gender-based violence poses to gender equality, and equip survivors to become advocates for themselves and their communities.

In the US, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 7 men experience violence at the hands of an intimate partner, and 1 in 5 women has been raped during their lifetime. Among many extreme, long-term impacts, it is estimated that 21%-60% of gender-based violence survivors lose their jobs for reasons related to abuse, costing the US economy between $5.8 billion and $12.6 billion every year.

This Take Action Tuesday, take action to eliminate gender-based violence and support survivors in your community. 

  • Learn More. Gender-based violence is a complex and intersectional issue that manifests in many forms across all communities. Check out the YWCA’s Week Without Violence podcast series to dive deeper into issues connected to gender-based violence and survivor advocacy.
  • Plug In. Get connected to others fighting to end gender-based violence in your community by attending a Week Without Violence event near you. Or, look up which gender-based violence advocacy organizations exist in your area, and ask how you can support their work.
  • Contact Your Reps. The Violence Against Women Act has passed through the House of Representatives but is still awaiting action in the Senate. Learn more about how you can take action on this critical piece of legislation, and contact your legislators to share your views.

How are you taking action during Domestic Violence Awareness Month? Let us know at info@aitogether.org.