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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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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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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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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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Dick MacKay’s Story

Dick MacKay’s Story

Dick MacKay knows the real reason for the holiday season—to bring hope to families in need.

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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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Kathleen’s Story

Kathleen’s Story

Up until three years ago, Kathleen's* life was defined by her husband's moods, needs and whims.

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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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Verizon’s Story

Verizon’s Story

A valued corporate partner, Verizon has been committed to empowering survivors of domestic violence in Philadelphia through HopeLine by Verizon.

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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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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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