Steps to Stop Violence

Steps to Stop Violence

This October, YWCA MV is excited for the return of Steps to Stop Violence, our newest awareness campaign for DVAM! 

Steps to Stop Violence is a social-distance friendly awareness initiative, developed as a substitute for the traditional march for Take Back the Night (TBTN). Due to continued concerns over the spread of COVID-19 and the delta variant, our TBTN will take place virtually again this year.

Pledge & Participation

To participate in Steps to Stop Violence, simply fill out the pledge form below! Complete your steps between October 1 and 18. You can submit proof of your total to info@ywcamv.org or through our Facebook page.

Like last year, we have created two pledge levels for anyone who would like to participate! Please Note: it is NOT required that you complete your steps pledge in one day, you can count them over multiple days.

The final step total will be announced at TBTN on October 19. The pledge form will close on October 18 at 11:59 p.m.

Level One: Steps to Stop Violence

In 2020, YWCA MV served 1,960 individual domestic violence survivors.

I pledge to take 1,960 steps in their honor.
(average distance less than a mile)

Level Two: Step UP Against Violence

In 2020, YWCA MV provided 44,620 instances of services related to domestic violence.

I pledge to Step UP and take 44,620 steps to help raise awareness.
(average distance under 10 miles)

Pledges will open on Oct. 1.

Complete your steps between October 1 and 18. You can submit proof of your total to info@ywcamv.org or through our Facebook page.

Last year, we pledged to take 982 steps in honor of the survivors we served and offered the Step UP challenge for an additional 1,800 steps to reflect the number of survivors we anticipated serving in 2020. In total, we took 379,707 steps together. 112 pledgers walked a total of 189 miles to raise awareness for domestic violence here in the Mohawk Valley!