Week Without Violence, started by YWCA, is part of a global movement to end violence against women and girls. Gender-based violence recognizes a spectrum of violence, including, but not limited to intimate partner violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and harassment. Week Without Violence programming includes the Clothesline Project and Take Back the Night.
The Clothesline Project displays shirts that are decorated with the testimonies of women affected by violence. Many of the shirts within WSU's collection are over 30 years old. If you are interested in sharing your experience by decorating a shirt and having it added to the display, please contact the Women*s Center.
Every year we march.
Women are told to fear walking alone at night. In reality, violence happens not only in the dark and when we're alone, but in our homes and relationships. Take Back the Night, our march against sexual and domestic violence, is the closing event of WSU's Week Without Violence. People of all genders are encouraged to join us as our community gathers together in our refusal to fear the dark.