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Take a stand during Domestic Violence Awareness Month through our iPledge Campaign! iPledge 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 more than 3,800 signatures strong - and counting!

On October 4, 2017, hundreds of lawmakers, survivors and community members gathered to launch our special 10TH ANNIVERSARY edition of iPledge! We were thrilled to honor Mayor Jim Kenney, Brian Abernathy, First Deputy Managing Director, and Eva Gladstein, Deputy Managing Director for Health and Human Services, for their leadership in implementing SHARED SAFETY: Philadelphia's revolutionary new approach to relational violence! 

It's not too late to get involved!

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

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

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

Bill Henley, Meterologist for NBC10's First Alert Weather team, returned as our Master of Ceremonies! Chanda, a survivor of domestic violence and former Women Against Abuse client, left the audience deeply moved by her story, which powerfully illlustrated the far-reaching effects of intimate partner violence.

Douglas Smith, Vice President State Government Affairs for Verizon Pennsylvania, shared Verizon's commitment to survivors of domestic violence. Since 2001, the Verizon HopeLine program has collected more than 12.7 million phones to help domestic violence victims. Additionally, $8 million dollars in cash grants have been provided to domestic violence organizations in 2016.

Joan Erney, CEO of Community Behavioral Health, described the impact that Shared Safety can have on our community.

The event concluded with a powerful group recitation of the pledge against violence.

If you weren't able to join us for the 2017 iPledge Campaign, you can view the event through our Facebook Livestream.

iPledge History

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

Special thanks to iPledge sponsors Verizon and NBC10!

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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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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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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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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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Lucia’s Story

Lucia’s Story

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

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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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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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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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