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Click here for the official iPledge toolkit, filled with everything you need to take action against domestic violence!

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!

Be a part of the movement by signing the pledge today!

Remember to use #iPledgeBecause when tweeting about iPledge!

iPledge 2015 

Thank you for joining us for the launch of the 8th Annual iPledge Campaign on Thursday, October 8th at noon at Love Park, where guests received a first look at the NEW iPledge Toolkit....filled with free downloadable resources for getting involved in the effort to end domestic violence!

NBC10 Meteorologist Bill Henley led the day as our Master of Ceremonies, and we were thrilled to honor Dr. Arthur Evans, Commissioner of the Dept. of Behavioral Health and disAbility Services, for his leadership in creating a coordinated community response to domestic violence. 

iPledge Sponsor Verizon Wireless collected used cell phones at the press conference through its HopeLine Program, which refurbishes phones for survivors of domestic violence. (You can participate by donating your phone to any local Verizon store. Learn more here.) And Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.'s "Ladiez of Zeal" performed an exciting step dance.

We also heard the inspiring account of one survivor's journey of breaking the cycle of child abuse and domestic violence that she experienced to ensure her children could grow in a safe, nutruring home!

Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison reminded us all of the importance of standing together in this life-saving effort. And State Senators Vincent Hughes and Christine Tartaglione led the crowd in reciting the official pledge!  

All in all, the 2015 press conference stirred attendees to action, and we are so thankful to the many people and organiztions who supported this event - including the community partners who were on hand with vital resources and information!

If you missed the press conference, it's not too late to get involved! 

Sign the Pledge

Take action by signing our pledge. Then DOWNLOAD the TOOLKIT to LIVE the pledge!

Special thanks to 2015 iPledge sponsors Verizon and Health Partners Plans!

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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