City Proclaims Next Week as YWCA Week Without Violence
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -
At Tuesday's City Council meeting, officials proclaimed next week as the annual YWCA Week Without Violence.
The nationwide observance is meant to bring attention to what is being called violence on an epic scale. During the council meeting, YWCA board members and partner organizations talked about the need for awareness and how the week will be celebrated.
"Three women are murdered by their partners every day, and one in six women have survived actual or attempted sexual assault, according to the National Task Force to end sexual assault and domestic violence," YWCA's Tina Butler said.
"Every day of the week is devoted to a different type of violence, beginning with Sunday, which is remembering victims of violence, and ending on Saturday with replacing violence with fun, recreation and leisure," YWCA's Nancy Wesson-Dodd said.