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Take a stand during Domestic Violence Awareness Month by signing our pledge against violence.

Thank you for joining us on October 3 for the launch of the 2018 Campaign – “Students for Safer Relationships.”

This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we are illuminating the prevalence of teen dating violence and calling on young people to break the cycle of violence by pursuing healthy relationships.

On October 3, hundreds of educators, lawmakers, survivors, and community members came together for the launch of the 2018 iPledge® Campaign -“Students for Safer Relationships.” We were honored to have relationship therapist and national television & radio personality Dr. Argie Allen Wilson as our event MC, and we presented the 2018 Pat Fox Trailblazer Award to Sara Schwartz, Director of Social Services at CB Community School, and Stephanie Contreras, Resilience Specialist at El Centro de Estudiantes. 

We were moved by the stories and affirmations of our speakers, a line-up that included Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, our Executive Director and President Jeannine Lisitski, and our friend Trevor Schmanek, whose experiences witnessing domestic violence as a child have shaped his perspective on relationships.

Teens from Women Against Abuse’s SAFER® (Safety Awareness For Every Relationship) teen dating violence prevention program created this teen-centric pledge against violence! 

Get Involved!

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

2. Take a selfie with our #iPledgeBecause speech bubble template & share the image on social media.

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

Special thanks to our generous sponsor

iPledge History

Pledge 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! Learn about the impact iPledge is making! 

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Overbrook Presbyterian’s Story

Overbrook Presbyterian’s Story

The Women’s Dining Circle of Overbrook Presbyterian Church knows how to make fundraising down right fun. In January, the Dining Circle hosted a dinner that raised over $1,200 for Women Against Abuse.

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LATICIA’S STORY

LATICIA'S STORY

“We were just a couple trying to make a relationship work,” reflected Laticia.

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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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Mike’s Story

Mike's Story

Mike, a former police detective with the Philadelphia Police Department, has been working as the police liaison for Women Against Abuse, so that he can help survivors in ways he couldn’t as a detective.

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Amy’s Story

Amy’s Story

“This is not OK; this is not who I will be; I will love my children; violence will not be allowed in my home.”

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Lucia’s Story

Lucia’s Story

Lucia* came to the WAA emergency shelter pregnant and with five children.

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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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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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Alyssa’s Story

Alyssa’s Story

Alyssa* had been living with her parents and was restricted to a wheelchair due to under-developed limbs.

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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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