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iPledge®

iPledge is Women Against Abuse's public awarness campaign that calls on everyday Philadelphians to speak out when they see or hear domestic violence in the community. The pledge is more than 3,000 signatures strong - and counting!

1. TAKE THE #iPLEDGE BECAUSE CHALLENGE

Be a part of the movement by signing the pledge.

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

2. DOWNLOAD THE TOOLKIT

Click here for the official iPledge toolkit, filled with everything you need to take action against domestic violence!

Thank you for joining us for the 9th Annual iPledge Campaign Press Conference!

City leaders, state lawmakers, community partners, survivors and advocates gathered at Thomas Paine Plaza on Friday, Sept. 30th for the 9th Annual iPledge Campaign press conference to mark the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Philadelphia! The 2016 Press Conference focused on the intersection of domestic violence and child abuse, because there are no safe children without safe families.  

We were thrilled to honor Dr. Sam P. Gulino, Chief Medical Examiner, for his leadership on behalf of child victims of abuse and domestic violence as Chair of the Act 33 Child Fatality Review Team. And we were so grateful to have Mayor James Kenney - who has been a critical part of our systems change advocacy work - give the opening remarks! We were also incredibly thankful to Harry Hairston of NBC10 for serving as our Master of Ceremonies. And a very special thanks to Marti, a survivor of child abuse and domestic violence, who courageously shared her personal story as a powerful reminder of the impact that family violence has on our community and the importance of our work.  Marti's honest and compelling words challenge us to continue in the effort to end domestic violence:

“I can’t undo what I’ve done. And I can’t undo what’s been done to me. But I can stop it from continuing to hurt my children and my grandchildren and my great-grandchildren. I stand before you a 36-year old survivor of child abuse and domestic violence who was able to stop the cycle of violence from destroying my life and my family.”

 

The press conference is just the beginning. Please continue to partner with us by downloading the iPledge Toolkit, which is filled with ways to get more deeply involved in this life-saving work!

Sign the Pledge

Take action by signing our pledge. Then DOWNLOAD the TOOLKIT to LIVE the pledge!

Special thanks to 2016 iPledge sponsors Verizon, Health Partners Plans, Wawa, eXude and NBC10!

iPledge History

iPledge first started in 2008 and has been gaining momentum ever since. Learn about the impact iPledge is making!

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Catherine’s Story

Catherine’s Story

When I first met my abuser, I was just 14 years old and he was 20. I thought I was in love, so I ignored the disapproval of my mom and sister.

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Georgina O’Hara’s Story

Georgina O’Hara’s Story

Pro bono representation provided by local law firms makes a meaningful difference for the thousands of clients seeking help at our Legal Center.

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Beth Huffman’s Story

Beth Huffman’s Story

When a survivor's child was in trouble, Beth Huffman helped organize a press conference to get the story out on behalf of Women Against Abuse's Legal Center.

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Sara’s Story

Sara’s Story

Sara* was a victim of domestic violence who transformed into a strong and capable mother with support from Women Against Abuse.

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Sarah’s Story

Sarah’s Story

Sarah joined Women Against Abuse in September 2010 through a partnership program with the German peace and volunteer organization ARSP.

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Justine’s Story

Justine’s Story

Justine got to know Eric in college, while working part time at a Virginia-based home improvement store. They began casually dating in 1999, eventually marrying in May of 2006. Looking back, her sister, Lauren, can see the red flags.

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Sheila’s Story

Sheila’s Story

Sheila arrived at the Women Against Abuse Emergency Shelter after waking up in a hospital emergency room.

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William’s Story

William’s Story

William Spratley flicks through the text messages on his phone until he finds the one he’s been looking for. It’s from his 27-year old daughter, Ameya, and it’s the last words he will ever exchange with her.

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Allison’s Story

Allison’s Story

Allison* cringed at her reflection in the mirror as she gently dabbed concealer over the bruises circling her eye.

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Doreen Davis’ Story

Doreen Davis’ Story

Doreen Davis is a longtime supporter of Women Against Abuse who has used her expertise in traditional labor law to assist WAA for over two decades.

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