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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!

Domestic violence doesn’t stop when it rains, and neither do we!

Don your galoshes and join us for the iPledge Campaign press conference Friday, Sept 30th at noon on Thomas Paine Plaza – rain or shine!

(Don't worry - we'll have a big tent!)

The iPledge Campaign press conference will 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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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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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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Lucia’s Story

Lucia’s Story

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

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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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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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LATICIA’S STORY

LATICIA'S STORY

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

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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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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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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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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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