Women Against Abuse launches Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Women Against Abuse will launch its Domestic Violence Prevention Month activities on Wednesday, October 3 from noon to 1pm on the North Plaza at Philadelphia City Hall.

The 2018 Campaign – “Students for Safer Relationships” – will illuminate the prevalence of teen dating violence and honor local schools who are leading the way in preparing their students to pursue healthy relationships. Specifically, Women Against Abuse will be honoring Sara Schwartz, Director of Social Services at CB Community School, and Stephanie A. Contreras, Resilience Specialist at El Centro de Estudiantes.

We’re grateful to have Mayor Jim Kenney as our 2018 Keynote Speaker, and we’re also honored to unveil the story of a young man whose childhood experiences with domestic violence have shaped his views on relationships as a college student.

Teens from Women Against Abuse’s SAFER® (Safety Awareness For Every Relationship) teen dating violence prevention program will be creating a teen-centric pledge against violence that will be recited at the press conference. They will also inform the design of SAFER t-shirts that will debut at the event.

Take a stand during Domestic Violence Awareness Month through our iPledge Campaign! iPledge is Women Against Abuse's public awareness campaign that calls on everyday Philadelphians to speak out when they see or hear domestic violence in the community. The pledge is 4,500 signatures strong - and counting!
Get Involved!

1. Be a part of the movement by signing our pledge against violence.

2. Then, take a selfie, holding our #iPledgeBecause speech bubble template & share the image on your social media channels.

3. Download the iPledge Toolkit for everything you need to take action against domestic violence!