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!
Special thanks to 2016 iPledge sponsors Verizon, Health Partners Plans, Wawa, eXude and NBC10!
iPledge first started in 2008 and has been gaining momentum ever since. Learn about the impact iPledge is making!