National Campaigns

YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism and empower women, and our annual national campaigns are crucial to realizing our mission by creating awareness around racial and gender justice issues and engaging our YWCA network and partners in this work. Annually, we hold the following campaigns: Until Justice Just Is (UJJI), YWomenVote, and Week Without Violence. Read more below about each of our signature campaigns and how you can get involved. 

Until Justice Just Is

YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. Because we know that we cannot empower all women without confronting systemic racism, we act every day by raising awareness of the impacts of institutional and structural racism and by building community among those who work for racial justice.

Since 2015, we have invited and inspired countless activists, advocates, and allies to join us in the movement to eliminate racism through our annual Until Justice Just Is campaign (formerly known as Stand Against Racism). 

YWCA Racial Justice Challenge

As of 2022, the Until Justice Just Is campaign now features The YWCA Racial Justice Challenge as the campaign’s primary action component. Designed to create dedicated time and space to build more effective social justice habits — particularly those dealing with issues of race, power, privilege, and leadership — the Challenge works to foster personal reflection, encourage social responsibility, and motivate participants to identify and act on ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination.

Join us throughout the month of April for Until Justice Just Is 2024 with the theme Building Bridges to Equity, and April 1-29 for the YWCA Racial Justice Challenge.

Week Without Violence

Week Without Violence is part of a global movement with YWCAs across the country and around the world to end violence against women and girls. At YWCA, we know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally and that some victims go unrecognized altogether. That’s why, since 1995, YWCA has set aside one week in October as a Week Without Violence to raise awareness, elevate survivor voices, talk with policymakers, and more with a common goal: centering survivors so that together, we can end gender-based violence.

Join us October 21-26, 2024 for our 2024 Week Without Violence campaign.


Women, particularly young women of color, are critical voices and movement-makers when it comes to driving social and policy change. Each year, when we field our national survey, YWomenVote, we center those voices and the voices of women at large to better understand the concerns of our communities and the policies they’d like to see to address them. From quality, affordable child care to preventing intimate partner violence, from access to abortion to voting rights, and so much more, we know we must understand what women need to build a better world for us all and to meet our mission to eliminate racism and empower women.

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