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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!

Women Against Abuse is excited to announce the date and location of its 9th Annual iPledge Campaign!

The iPledge campaign will launch with a press conference to mark the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Philadelphia!

When? Friday, September 30th, noon to 1 p.m.

Where? Thomas Paine Plaza, outside the Municipal Services Building,1401 John F Kennedy Blvd. (Corner of 15th St. and JFK Blvd.)

Why? To raise awareness to intimate partner violence, and launch Domestic Violence Awareness Month! The 2016 Press Conference will focus on the intersection of domestic violence and child abuse, because there are no safe children without safe families.  

Who? We are excited 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 are thrillled to have Mayor James Kenney - who has been a critical part of our systems change advocacy work - give the opening remarks! We will also invite a survivor to share their story as a powerful reminder of the impact domestic violence has on our community and the importance of our work.   

You can download the iPledge Toolkit here and get a head start for iPledge 2016!

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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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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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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Lonnie & Jordan’s Story

Lonnie & Jordan’s Story

The life-saving work that Women Against Abuse achieves each day would not be possible without the support of advocates in the community.

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Dana’s Story

Dana’s Story

Former emergency shelter resident Dana*, intelligent and bright-spirited, worked hard for her credentials.

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Doug Schoenberg’s Story

Doug Schoenberg’s Story

Doug Schoenberg, Co-Founder and CEO of SofterWare, Inc., recently provided a challenge match through the Schoenberg Family Charitable Fund as an incentive to help Women Against Abuse gain new monthly donors.

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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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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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Renee’s Story

Renee’s Story

Renee Norris Jones experienced 7 years of domestic violence at a time when few resources existed to help victims escape abuse.

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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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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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If you or someone you know needs help, call our toll-free 24-hour Hotline:

1.866.723.3014

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